Upper Guadiana River

Just a few miles beyond Alcoutim (PT) and Sanlucar de Guadiana (ES), we began our upstream venture with a highly recommended dinghy excursion into the Rio Vascao. The Rio Vascao borders the southernmost section of Portugal’s Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana.  The Rio Vascao continues beyond our stopping point, yet we’d already carried the dinghy…

Step It Up!

There are no roads leading to the tiny hamlet of Florli; it is accessible either from the water of the Lysefjord via boat or from the mountains of the Lysefjord via a good pair of hiking shoes.  Florli’s few homes are nestled into the mountainside just above the fjord’s shoreline.  As testimony to Florli’s hydropower…