I woke up about 7:00am and looked out on a cold frosty morning, this was the first time I had been able to see the hotel as it was very dark when I arrived last night. After the usual morning activities I headed down to breakfast.
[pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-JIObNU57f7s/UQ7FLkxDt9I/AAAAAAAAAFw/tTECrtrRLPc/s144-c/DSC03865.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/108611253674238626366/PortugalJan2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCIruipaM-9T8twE#5840822569384785874″ caption=”DSC03865.JPG” type=”image” alt=”DSC03865.JPG” pe2_single_image_size=”w250″ pe2_title=”false” pe2_link=”thickbox” pe2_relate_images=”1″ ]It was very quiet, but I guess it was early! Nope it was just very quiet, after finding my way to the dining room, which was in complete darkness, I located the one table that looked like it had been laid up for breakfast and sat down. Shortly afterwards the lights went on, two people appeared from nowhere, one turning on the toaster, the other inviting me to partake in coffee.
Yes if you hadn’t realised, I was the only guest in the hotel.
[pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-8RMZPIiFfPU/UQ7FDD47GDI/AAAAAAAAAFo/0AI8pBYlO5Q/s144-c/DSC03864.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/108611253674238626366/PortugalJan2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCIruipaM-9T8twE#5840822423120451634″ caption=”DSC03864.JPG” type=”image” alt=”DSC03864.JPG” pe2_single_image_size=”w250″ pe2_img_align=”right” ]After being suitably feed I headed out, it was cold about -2C on the car temperature gauge but a beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in the sky. Knowing it was going to take me about an hour to get to the Remax office in Castelo Branco, I headed off. I was due to get to the office about 9:30am to meet the lawyer, who although I had spoken to by email, I hadn’t spoken to directly or seen.
I made it in plenty of time and in fact had time for a coffee in a café opposite the office before arriving just before 9:30am