What a stunning way to discover a city, we hired 5 bikes, for two and a half hours, the lady who runs the business Anna was super helpful, she gave us the best route a good price, and lots of information that longer term will be very helpful. Cost was ‘euro 10’ per bike for the ride, so thats 50 euro’s – roughly 900,00 rand, expensive yes!!! but an amazing outing. We were un-decided as to whether we buy electric bikes, but today convinced us that this may be the perfect mode of transport. Sue was totally anti getting a bike for herself but loved the experience.
On a Sunday’s, cycling – running, walking, skating seem to be the lifestyle the people of Porto enjoy. They healthy, and family’s seem to spend time together. The ride reminded me of Sea Point Promenade, just better, and much longer.
the paths are just so stunning, it was so much fun, even nearly had an accident or two :))
One thing that grabbed my attention, was there are small buildings, where the community go and hand wash their clothes, I hate to think how dirty the water must be, – and then they hang their washing in the car-park on sticks that form a teepee, – in Cape Town, they would blow away.
After a long ride, we sometimes forget we live on a radical incline, I am sure there must be over a 1000 steps, so up we go…. – I think this will either add years to one’s life or shorten it, but one thing is for certain we will be getting fit in this part of the world.
We also found the ‘surf spot’ looks pretty awesome, big today and fairly powerful but within my range, and this is somewhere where we will paddling out in the next few days.
After an eventful day, (Sunday), we prepare our ship for the week that lies ahead, a few big things to achieve – 1) find a school for Troy 2) find English speaking courses for the girls 3) get a duvet as Sue thinks the bedding sucks at the airbnb we staying in 4) get a work-space so I can start earning coins.
The adventure continues in the morning …………..