Luz tour #4 is now undergoing preparation. This one is going to be quite challenging, but I like challenges, so it also means it should be particularly interesting.
It is scheduled for a tad later in the season, at a time when Portugal can be dry and sunny, or the heavens can be falling out of the sky. So I need two Luz tours #4, one for the dry, one for the wet.
The dry one is quite straightforward, assuming I can depend on a pair of solid walking shoes. The number of places around here related to the Madeleine McCann case that take a bit of walking is enough to fill a week of anyone’s life.
The wet one is the challenge. At the moment, I think I have got that one cracked. But it is one of those situations where I need to sleep on it. In the morning, I will either reject my idea as one of the dumbest things going, or I will think I have beaten this challenge perfectly. I have had so many adventures in Portugal in the rain.
It will hinge on whether this year is an El Niño (which we got last winter, and boy was it wet) or a La Niña, which gives us good autumns.
Here’s a photo of an interesting place that turns up regularly as the most searched for topic on my blog – the Barragem da Bravura. This is reputed to be a good day out, at least when the weather is dry.
Notice the length of the shoreline, and the roughness of the terrain. This is approximately where the hunt for Madeleine McCann ground to a close when the physical search stopped in May 2007.