Day 35 of our family camping road trip this year. We are almost home. Last stop: Sines, the first port of Portugal. Why Sines? During my childhood school days, I was fascinated with the great explorers who went out into the great unknown when everyone else said, “Are you nuts?”, or something to that effect. Here’s our day at the birthplace of Vasco Da Gama, Sines in pictures, paying homage to one of the great nutjobs of their times.
Driving the no-toll coastal road of Portugal to Porto from the border with Spain was NOT the scenic route that we were hoping for. Instead it added at least 2 hours of difficult driving on 2-lane country roads (one of which incoming traffic), sharing it with trucks and local cars that drove twice the speed limit (or so it felt like), criss-crossing highways, several honked their horns at this slow-go family travelers who tended to stick to the speed limit.
Here’s for you planners out there who are planning to drive in these parts of Portugal. There are 2 PAY TOLLs on the highway from Porto to Sines. It would cost you €30.15 for 329 kilometers, or about that. Here’s a breakdown. 1st toll from Portagem Grijo A-1 to exit #6 in Cortelo = €18.25 for 225 kilometers. 2nd toll from Praca de Portagem de Almeirim = €11.90 for 104 kilometers. Ouch, eh!? Lessons learned.
Next stop: Home, por FIN! We’re late for school. But, Hey! They went to school onthe road. THANKS for stopping by! Remember, SUBSCRIBE! 😊