Day 2: Vila do Conde to Barcelinhos (30 km, feels like: 45 km)
It is hard to look at the remnants of the 999 stone arches that comprised the base of the Aqueduto de Santa Clara in Vila do Conde, Portugal, and accept that at one time it was a colossal failure.
An aqueduct has one job, right? To convey water from one point to another with an MVP assist from gravity. I’m no engineer but it seems to me that, in building an aqueduct, slope is everything.
All about the slope, it’s all about the slope. Continue reading