As each day had quite a lot of incidents and photographs
associated with it, the overall size of these would make one page unfeasible
due to download times. So I've split them into a set of daily (and sometimes
part-daily) segments to make donwloading faster. We hope you enjoy the detail!
If you get bored take a look at the Summary page, although that misses nearly all of the humour
- DAY 1 - Saturday 6th -
In which we arrive in Portugal and go to Paradise.
- DAY 2 - Sunday 7th - In
which we pass on to Alcoutim for the start of the ride.
- DAY 3 - Monday 8th - In
which we meet Henrietta and don't lose her, our tack or nerve (too much!).
- DAY 4 - Tuesday 9th - In
which we learn a new meaning for the term "Vaseline Moment!" and Portugal's
love of riders lunching in the rain.
- DAY 5 - Wednesday 10th -
In which John discovers the true value of a shortcut, and we get the idea that
Portugal really, really loves riders lunching in the rain.
- DAY 6 - Thursday 11th -
In which the horses enjoy a good game of skittles at our expense!
- DAY 7 - Friday 12th - In
which, sadly, we say goodbye to Henrietta, and I join the support crew for a
- DAY 8 - Saturday 13th -
In which we find the sea, and come to a point (at last, I hear you cry!)
- DAY 9 - Sunday 14th - In
which we say goodbye to new friends and finally get sardines!
- DAY 10 - Monday 15th -
In which we leave Paradise and reality and fly back to the dreamworld.