We drive back from Porto and arrive back at camp.
An inspection of the contents of the fridge in our camp accommodation reveals some uninspiring mismatched odds and ends and Himself looks over my shoulder as I ponder the possibilities.
We quickly come to the conclusion that even if the ingredients had been willing, both of us are feeling too lazy after everything we have done in Porto for cooking anyway.
Next is a unanimous decision to drive into Vila Nova de Cerveira and to eat out.
As we get to the centre of Vila Nova de Cerveira we quickly realise that something is verrry different. First of all there are people dressed in medieval costumes walking towards the old centre, second it is more crowded that we anticipated for early evening and thirdly, the stop signs have been covered by material sacks and the streets are decorated with long flowing banners of fabric.
(Note: I’ve written this whilst in Portugal but only blogging about it now because I don’t want to let the whole world know at what exact times we are away from home, where precisely we are staying when were are away and because it takes me a while to sort the zillions of photos I took once we are back.
This festival took place in Vila Nova de Cerveira on the weekend of 27th August 2010 and is apparently a yearly event around this time)
As we head towards the large church in the centre, we hear music, medieval music. Clearly we have walked into some sort of celebration.
The narrow streets give way to the town square by the church where we find all manner of market stalls, all the vendors are dressed in medieval garb, and it’s like we have suddenly stepped back in time.
We take a quick look around to take in the festival atmosphere…
The light is fading fast and the photos are not the best but it’s fun anyway…
Our table in the market square gives us a ringside seat to the merrymaking and it’s fun to look around whilst our food arrives… we can’t wait to find out what this is all about, but first… …food.