Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Napoleonic Battlefields - Going It Alone
The first two sections of "Walking Napoleonic Battlefields" is now complete. The first was our holiday in Waterloo in 1971. The second was our coach tour with Holts to Portugal and Spain in 1991. The third will be our return visit to Portugal and Spain, but this time on our own.
The first blog deals with the planning for the holiday. Neither of us spoke a word of Portuguese or Spanish and had never visited either country (except on the coach tour). I was confident that I could find the general locations, but knew how difficult it would be to find the right place to park, and the best place to start to explore - always the most difficult part of any walk whether a battlefield in Spain or a walk in the lake district.
How we dealt with these problems are covered in the first blog. You can read about it by clicking on the button "Walking Napoleonic Battlefields" on the right.