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Friday, 1 March 2013

A lovely day for a jaunt to Setúbal

Well-behaved group of guide dogs by the station 

Managing to meet all the deadlines this week meant that we could go for a jaunt to Setúbal. We choose a brilliant day – a warmish early spring day with a clear blue sky and afternoon temperatures up to 18˚C.

We took the train from Lisbon. Just by Setúbal station we were impressed by a quartet of very obedient guide dogs. They were quietly awaiting the return of their owner, who had gone on an errand across the road. 

Some photos taken as we strolled through the town to the Copo d'Ouro restaurant on the main drag by the port. A new law must have been passed as many of the restaurants had an open-air section with their grills on the section of the pavement adjacent to the restaurant. Now all of them are enclosed with grills inside. Fortunately the sea bass was still perfect!    

Bas relief on an old building

A frolocking mural? 

Steamer towing several small boats 

Mural of a woman 

A blue house along the main road near the port (above and below)

 Coat of arms 

 Garrafeira Tody

Tree reflected in a window

Lesson time: "Hello What's your name?
My name's Ducky"

An IT lesson 

 A gateway at the Eastern end of the old town of Setúbal

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