Portugal & Spain 14 August 2012

I have this crazy idea about buying a ruined water mill in Northern or Central Portugal. My plan is to renovate the living accomodation and then build a waterwheel and generate some electricity. The purpose of this trip was to spend two months exploring the country and to see what hope there is of finding a suitable spot. If I don't find it, then I hope to have a lot of fun looking, enjoying the culture, meeting new people, do some walking, swimming and just chilling out. At the last minute, Alex my 18 year old grandson, decided to come with me and this turned out to be a real blessing for both of us.

So it was that Alex and I and my faithful little Ford Focus set sail with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander on the 14 August 2012.

The entertainment on board was excelent.

Our favourite was Dan Tetley a mimic singer who had appeared on X-Factor.

In no time at all Alex and Dan struck up a friendship.

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