Saturday, 18 July 2015

Day 5- Ourem to Pombal

We left the pousada de Ourem quite late in the morning, after a sketch and a long complaint to the manager.

In the hottest bit of the day we headed for the famous "pegadas" dos dinosaurios. Beside the Ourem Castle and several quarries the area is very isolated, wind swept, there was no people to ask and the only bar in the area was closed for lunch. The road signs in Portugal most of them don't include distances to places and there are lots of little country roads that zigzag around the tiny villages making places more difficult to find. 

It took a while to find dinosaurs footprint place. We manage to arrive at the quarry where the dinosaur footprints were found, at the hottest time of the day, that's probably why we had the whole place to ourselves. The steps where clearly visible, from above the ground, marked into the layer of stone solidified, The care taker said there were more than 6000 footsteps. It is an impressive place you could actually imaging those massive animals, it is hard to comprehend how would the earth would have been at the time, with no humans, no roads no internet, a Jurassic wild planet...

Ourem


Ourem Posada
Ourem Posada



Ourem "Pegadas dos dinosaurios"


Ourem "Pegadas dos dinosaurios"

Ourem "Pegadas dos dinosaurios"

Ourem "Pegadas dos dinosaurios"

Ourem "Pegadas dos dinosaurios"

Ourem "Pegadas dos dinosaurios"

Ourem "Pegadas dos dinosaurios"



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