A Soft Boundary

In the south east of Portugal, the river Guadiana forms a boundary between it and Spain. The Portuguese/Spanish border is an open one, so I’d say it’s a soft boundary.

The town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio is in Portugal,and there is a regular ferry to Ayemonte, in Spain.

Bye-bye Portugal
Bye-bye Portugal

Before you know it, you’re on your way.

Looking back on Portugal
Looking back on Portugal

Look up the Guadiana and you’ll see the lowest road bridge that crosses the boundary.

Portugal to Spain or Spain to Portugal
Portugal to Spain or Spain to Portugal

On board the beauty that breaks the boundary.

The good ship Campino
The good ship Campino

Going east to Spain
Going east to Spain

The very pretty town of Ayemonte waits when you leave the ferry. If you’re in the eastern Algarve, for the modest sum of 1 euro 60 each way you can have this day trip to Spain. It has to be one of the loveliest boundary crossings I’ve made for so little money.
Do you have a boundary to share with the Daily Post? Ben Huberman would love to see!

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9 thoughts on “A Soft Boundary

  1. I’ve hopped that ferry a time or two, Gilly, and driven the road bridge too. Ayamonte always makes me think of Christine. One of her last comments on mine was of the mosaics in the town square. She really loved them. I remember she loved Seville too. Did you enjoy your day there?

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