Monday, June 24, 2013

Rabelo on the Douro

Prior to the construction of five dams on the Douro the port producers brought their product down the river via Rabelo, purpose built vessels unique in the world.  Now a days they are used for ferrying tourists about and the occasional charter, but the big event of the year comes on June 24 (today coincidentally) when the Rabelos participate in an annual race to mark St. Johns Day.

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