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  • Day17

    Bend ze knees!

    November 1, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Decided today that walking on the flat boardwalks beside the sea was nice but would not get me fit. So opted for the route that runs a couple of kilometres inland. Lots of ups and downs. A few too many hard stone and cobbled streets for my poor feet. Portuguese asset management must run on very long cycles because every road and track, except the major motorways, is cobbled or laid with granite stone sets. There were a couple of kilometres of nice walking in eucalyptus forests, and lots of pretty streams, stone bridges, and a couple of little waterfalls. Every now and then a lovely view would emerge, with the sea and pounding waves in the distance. Magic.
    A lot of the time I was walking and talking with the charming Maria from Denmark - a great fan of our Mary - and the km slipped by.
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