Monday, 11 May, 2015:
Before discussing Monday's leg of the Circumnavigation of the Iberian Peninsula, I must return for a moment to revisit Sunday's dinner in Espinho, Portugal. We dined at the Casa Meirles which was run by a father and son.
We were tired when we sat down to dine and the menu was in Portuguese only. What to do? Our friendly waiter, the son, suggested typical Portuguese tapas and we agreed to try them.
Only after he left the table did it hit me, we did not consider prices and were about to get soaked to be sure as we were obviously non-Portuguese speaking tourists.
Out came three gigantic, great fish tapas and a bottle of delicious, local red wine suggested by the father. Then out came another large tapa plate with a bottle of water and eventually two espressos and the required digestives.
When I asked for the tab, I was cringing.
Oh, it was only 18.50 Euros, about $20.
Life on the Iberian Peninsula is GOOD!