Dragging my bike up a short steep incline I stop by a house where the locals are working on their house. I’m low on water and the sun has come out in the middle of the day and with miles still to go to Coimbra, it’s a safe move to ask for water.
So with my best Portuguese I ask, to which I receive and English response of ‘Can we help?’! I’d only stumbled upon Derek and Suzanna, a British couple finishing their 10 year renovation of their dream home.
Such fabulous people, so helpful and a truly valuable source of local info. Thanks to both of these fabulous folk for such a heart-warming meet! I wish them all the best in their pursuit of happiness.