Saturday, February 5th (Obidos)

We slept well, woke early and went down to breakfast in the hotel’s dining room…..softly walking through vaulted passageways meant for silent prayer.  Breakfast was fabulous…..the best we’ve ever had in Europe…..or back home, for that matter.  Freshly baked breads & rolls, cereals, eggs, lunchmeats, cheeses, yogurts, fresh fruits (pineapple, papaya, mango, melon) and pastries for dessert (we had to try….and weren’t disappointed in….the Pasteis de Nata, egg custard tarts dusted with cinnamon).  

The roads near the hotel were shrouded in fog but we decided to take another walk through town anyway.  Surprisingly, the old stone walls held the fog at bay and the town was gloriously sunny.  

The original tiles on one of the town’s portals are still intact…..providing a beautiful entry to this exquisite little town.  

Craig waving from the ramparts

Craig walked along the castle ramparts (not for me…..the crumbling old stairs leading up to the walkway were way too spooky)

but the views I had from the alleyways near the ramparts were pretty spectacular in their own right…..

As we meandered back through town, we stopped at two churchs along the way.  The tiles lining the walls in the Church of St Mary of Obidos were stunning…..as was the gold leaf altar in the Church of St Peter.

Obidos is a small town so we were soon packed up and headed north to Nazare, a beach town on the western coast…….

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About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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