Up we go, into the high hills that precede the mountainous region on the south side of the Douro, past Arouca. Having first paid a brief homage to the seemingly endless beaches and the glorious lagoon that stretches from Ovar down to and beyond Costa Nova. Only three days away but a fantastic sampler of what the area around Porto has to offer. Suzana & Anibal, as ever, wonderful hosts. I shall write more on the subject in the next day or two once I have delivered my work to the Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham.