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The Portuguese Way – Day 10

Date: 12 April 2018 Walked from: Anadia Walked to: Albergharia-a-Velha Distance: 35.5 km It was a long walking day, but then once you’re soaking wet (I believe the correct meteorological expression for describing today’s weather is to say that it … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 9

Date: 11 April 2018 Walked from: Coimbra Walked to: Anadia Distance: 34 km We were sitting outside the church in the village of Mala, sharing random items of food from our backpacks, when an elderly lady, dressed from head to … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 8

Date: 10 April 2018 Walked from: Rabaçal Walked to: Coimbra Distance: 30.5 km How best to describe today’s walk? Wet underfoot? Wet inside boot? Wet inside so-called waterproof jacket? Or just, rather like the 80s band; wet, wet, wet. I … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 7

Date: 9 April 2018 Walked from: Alvaiázere Walked to: Rabaçal Distance: 31.6 km When I was walking the French Way to Santiago in October, much of the talk on the trail was of the forest fires in Portugal and northern … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 6

Date: 8 April 2018 Walked from: Tomar Walked to: Alvaiázere Distance: 30.5km I took the day off yesterday so I could see Tomar’s Castle (first picture) and the connecting buildings, which look down over the town and house some of … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way, Day 5

Date: 6 April 2018 Walked from: Golegã Walked to: Tomar Distance: 31km The weather forecast for today was showing the image that strikes dread into most walkers: the notorious ‘black clouds with two rain drops’ icon. But it also suggested … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way, Day 4

Date: 5 April 2018 Walked from: Santarém Walked to: Golegã Distance: 33km I started walking waaaaaaaaaay too late today. I know from bitter experience not to take breakfast somewhere that starts serving it at stupid-o’clock-late (aka 8am), but that’s what … Continue reading

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