Narrow: Locks, Dams And The Douro River, Portugal

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is narrow. When I was reviewing my photographs for this challenge I was reminded of a weeks cruise with Croisi Europe along the Douro river in Portugal. The river cruise was a seven-day leisurely return trip from Porto, in northern Portugal, to Vega de Terron on the Spanish border. We navigated several locks which was a first for me. I thought they were AMAZING!

Narrow entrance to a lock

Narrow entrance to a lock

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Approaching the lock

Approaching the lock

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A long way up

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It's a long way up!

It’s a long way up!

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Finally at the next level

Finally at the next level

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Crestuma-Lever Dam, Douro River, Portugal

Crestuma-Lever Dam, Douro River, Portugal

Useful websites:

Eco Tours Portugal

Croisi Europe River Cruises

One final picture to tempt you to visit the Douro!

View of Douro River in Portugal

View of Douro River in Portugal

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3 responses to “Narrow: Locks, Dams And The Douro River, Portugal

  1. Thank you for quite selfish reasons . . . have been thinking about taking my next journey to Europe with a few river cruises in mind, and my eyes have alighted more than once on spending time on the Spanish and Portuguese river systems besides going down the Rhone River in search of food, wine and history This is interesting and more homework will be done . . .

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  2. Hi Eha,
    Croisi Europe is a French company… the food was excellent! If you do go on this cruise allow a couple of days in Porto. Apparently there is a short cruise in Cadiz which we considered.

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  3. Sounds wonderful, although those locks are quite daunting when you are at the bottom!
    Keep pondering about a cruise on the Douro . . .off to research as might be fun for our anniversary later this year.

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