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grath
07-12-2016, 08:12
Momsaraz, Portugal
The Barragem below is said to be the largest Man made in Europe

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wildman
07-12-2016, 10:38
Thats a cracking fort, nice location, pity people park so close together.

grath
07-12-2016, 12:18
Thats a cracking fort, nice location, pity people park so close together.

OK how about this, or the one down by the Baragem where we are alone!
You can see Monsaraz in the background


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grath
07-12-2016, 17:15
There is a water tap in the village, it is a little up hill walk with steps of about 400/500 metres, but manageable with a container.
I can't give directions as there are quite a few different ways a person could go, but I expect a person will have a look around the fortified town, and find the main square. There are toilets in a side alley by the adjacent church. Go down this alley, turn left, follow the outer wall, and the tap is above a water trough!

Skar
07-12-2016, 17:23
Nice place to visit, we didn't stay in town but parked up at perhaps your second pic? 38.426472, -7.382439

grath
07-12-2016, 17:26
Nice place to visit, we didn't stay in town but parked up at perhaps your second pic? 38.426472, -7.382439

We washed our van down there:banana:
However, the view from the top is about the best in Portugal. Even if other vans are close!:cheers:
The vans don't spoil the view looking forward!

Skar
07-12-2016, 17:33
We did park up and have a wander in the town but the parking was rammed and there was a lot of rude parallel parking going on too. Nicer down the bottom.

grath
07-12-2016, 17:59
We did park up and have a wander in the town but the parking was rammed and there was a lot of rude parallel parking going on too. Nicer down the bottom.

Yes, I did mention on another thread about a Brit, parallel parked for three weeks, and he was proud of it!
It does make one (as the queen would say) ashamed!:scared:

Skar
07-12-2016, 18:08
Yes, I did mention on another thread about a Brit, parallel parked for three weeks, and he was proud of it!
It does make one (as the queen would say) ashamed!:scared:

Not just the Brits that Dutch? guy with the Cloudliner and the big dog was next to him, nice guy but.

rugbyken
08-12-2016, 08:32
yes the brit was there parallel parked big auto trail double axle job when i was there , nice enough chap bit of a lonely soul more solar panels than van ie 4 on roof and big double outside, swapped a few books with him sure he said he used to be on here ! , first went Monsarez 6 years ago lovely spot and always pull it in , but it costs me a fortune Jan loves the weaver shop in top corner of the town this time she got four little mats about 1000/500mgoing to make seat covers out of them very comfortable the big cabling acts like the old bobble bits used to and stimulate circulation and the wool prevents sweatiness,

grath
08-12-2016, 08:39
yes the brit was there parallel parked big auto trail double axle job when i was there , nice enough chap bit of a lonely soul more solar panels than van ie 4 on roof and big double outside, swapped a few books with him sure he said he used to be on here ! , first went Monsarez 6 years ago lovely spot and always pull it in , but it costs me a fortune Jan loves the weaver shop in top corner of the town this time she got four little mats about 1000/500mgoing to make seat covers out of them very comfortable the big cabling acts like the old bobble bits used to and stimulate circulation and the wool prevents sweatiness,

Yes that is the same Guy. Mrs G swapped a book!
There is a thread on here about how long before a cassette needs to be emptied.
They should ask the Guy with the Autotrail as he told me he had been there for three weeks and NOT emptied the cassette.:scared::sad::scared:


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