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Friday, September 6, 2019

Colorful Boats of Aveiro

Aloha Everyone,

Colorful boats (barcos moliceiros) were traditionally utilized to harvest seaweed used as organic fertilizers in farms surrounding the city. The harvesting stopped after the introduction of cheap chemical fertilizers. Today, the boats navigate three canals ferrying tourists.

J.J. and I like to walk along the paved pedestrian ways alongside the canals to admire some of the art nouveau architectural buildings.

For dinner, we decided on light dishes of samosa (originated from India made of spiced potatoes, onion, peas, meat or vegetables) and bacalau (salted dry imported cod from Norway). J.J. also relished a dish of large gambas. The ambiance of the restaurant located in the patio of the Art Nouveau Museum gave us an enchanting setting.

Aloha -- Cathi