My write-up of the recent Douro bash at Quinta de la Rosa is now on the main wineanorak site - it should have been a blog entry but it was too long. Includes a nice picture of Jasper Morris riding a crocodile.
Google maps is a good way to waste some time. I particularly like the hybrid satellite/map option, although the resolution of the satellite imagery varies. Burgundy, for example is half hi-res and half low-res, and was viewed in winter or early spring so the vineyards don't look that good. The picture here is the high-resolution view of my house (it's the one with the red car in front of it), but this picture was taken before we lived there. In my browsing I also visited where I grew up, and the various houses I've lived in since. Things look a bit different from above.