Desfile de Caminhões 2014
Last year I waited for nearly two hours in the baking sun for the convoy of lorries from the show in Ilhavo to pass. Unfortunately, that year they had decided to take a different route so I was left staring forlornly down the road, dreaming of what might have been. This year I was ready: I had the garden door unlocked, just in case they decided to use their old route, and my ears were cocked in case I heard the lorries’ horns. Sure enough, this year the 14th Desfile de Camiões (Truck Parade) of the Núcleo de Motoristas da Beira Litoral came by. The truck drivers met in Oiã at 08:30 am in the Zone Industrial for an exhibition and at 11:00 am the parade passed through Oiã, Carris, Palhaça, Sôsa, Vagos, Ílhavo, Gafanha de Aquém and Gafanha da Encarnação.