Matix’s Travel Page

Matix’s Blog.

Watch for the Matix Travel Blog.  Starting on the 30th of July 2015, Maggie and I are heading to the UK for a few weeks, then training it from London to Paris, Madrid…. a river cruise to Barcelona, then a couple of weeks in Portugal.

I was hoping to do daily posts, with a few favourite images every day or so, but lack of consistent time and internet access, this did not happen.

Our last trip we spent in the South of France including a river boat cruise on the Rhone river then, Ireland, Wales and the UK… it was wonderful seeing the real France, in the home of my heroes, Asterix and Obelix, and of course Dogmatix, which of course is the source of my online name, MATIX.  While living in Canada, our family dog was Dogmatix, the name just seemed to fit her memory.

This year, we started in the UK, local and the Lake District, then train under the channel to Paris and TGV to Barcelona, Spain.  A few days in Barcelona, then to Madrid, where we met up with Sacramento friends Kathy and Martin.  Onward to Portugal  for the cruise down the Douro river valley to Porto.

After Porto, on to Lisbon for a few days, then back to Porto to relax for two weeks, then home.

To get the imagery started, select from the links below, or from the menu on the left!

Phil aka Matix

Day Location/Event – Click the link to gallery of images – Back <- to Return

Travel from Barcelona to Madrid
Day 1 in Madrid
Day 2 in Madrid
Day in Toledo
Vega De Terron (Salamanca), Spain
Day 1 AM Barca D’Alva, Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
Day 1 PM Cruising the Douro River to Pinhao, Portugal
Day 1 Evening – Dinner at Quinta da Avessada
Day 2 Sandeman Vineyard & Winery
Day 3 AM Cruising to Regua – PM to Lamego
Day 3 Cruise to Dinner and Port Tasting
Day 4 Regua, Mateus Palace & Gardens
Day 4 PM Cruising/Locks
Day 5 AM Amarante/Quinta Aveleda Gardens
Day 5 Evening – On Deck BBQ, cruise to Porto, Party


  1. Margaret Young July 26, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    can’t wait to join you on your trip

  2. Margaret December 20, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    I can’t get in. I forget my name and password. Have you got pics up yet? Love M

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