Agueda Municipality

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    • Day16

      Sernadelo to Águeda 23.6 km

      May 19 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Not a lot to report.
      Really pleasant walking weather today. Sunny, but not hot. In fact I felt a chill in the air when I started at 6:30 this morning.

      I met up with Tracy, a woman from Colorado and we walked about 5 miles together to a town where we thought that there should be a café. We weren't finding anything, but heard a woman in her yard calling her cats, and decided to ask her. She told us that the restaurant had closed, but she had just made coffee, and did we want some? Not being much of a coffee drinker, I declined, but Tracy stayed and had coffee. She also offered the use of her bathroom, and that was an offer I accepted!

      I walked alone again for maybe a half hour until I met up with Tom from Toronto who I had met yesterday. It didn't seem long before we arrived in Águeda, where we stopped to have a bite to eat before checking into our respective accommodations. We were quickly joined by several others, and made a plan to meet up later this afternoon.

      Águeda is a cute little town with all services, several restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I'm a little disappointed because my friends Tina and Roel were here last September and I had seen pictures that they took at the time of the main shopping street with brightly colored umbrellas overhead. When I checked in at the hotel, the receptionist said that they don't put them up until June.

      I'm staying at a nice place and my room has a lovely little balcony!
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      Too bad about the umbrellas, but at least this attractive street art is still there! I really did like this town!


      Very sorry to read on the Forum that your next stop was to isolate yourself for Covid. My wishes for a speedy recovery.

    • Day59

      PORTUGAL V.1

      November 4 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      Nu har vi äntligen kommit fram till Portugal som är vårt sista land och sista plats att upptäcks och lära oss massa nytt på. Vi har hamnat på en lite Bond/Vingård i en liten by som heter Aguieira som ligger nedanför Porto. Här bor vi en liten bungalow (poolhouse) och har hand om djuren och liten gårdsarbete. Sedan vi kom hit (3e) har vi lärt oss hur vår kära Ana (som vi arbetar för) gör ost, hur man mjölkar getter, matar alla djuren, hur man gör ett extra gott ris, plocka kiwi osvosv. Ana är en berest kvinna i 75 årsåldern som kan prata tyska, portugisiska, engelska och har bott i Portugal, Brasilien, Tyskland och rest till många fler. Hon driver gården som har en stor vinodling samt lite mindre odling av gullök, vitlök, pumpa, kiwi, potatis, sötpotatis, sallad, örter mm. Hon har även getter, gäss, ankor, höns, marsvin, katter, hundar och marsvin. Ana fixar och donar som en galning, hon är överallt men får egentligen inte göra så mycket lägre då hon har stora problem med ryggen vilket är anledningen till att vi är här.

      Ana har ett stort hjärta och hjälper oss med allt och klär oss ordentligt och lagar god mat från världens alla hörn (trots vi bara varit här någon dag har vi fått massa mat och desserter från många olika kulturer).

      Vi ser fram emot allt vi kommer göra och lära oss här. Blir spännande.
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      Vi har en get gård här som du kan fortsätta jobba på. 😉

    • Day17

      Day 14/3 Mealhada to Agueda

      May 17 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Today we walked 25.6 kilometers with 90% of our journey over paved roads. It wasn't the most scenic part of the Camino, but the weather was perfect for a long hike; mostly overcast with a slight breeze and temperatures in the low 20's.

      The short time we spent on the unpaved trails saw us go through areas forested with cork and eucalyptus trees. The aroma permeating the air in the eucalyptus grove was heavenly. I was just a little disappointed with the lack of Koala bears in the trees.

      We got under way this morning at 6:45 and couldn't stop for coffee until 9:15 in Avelhas de Caminho, 13.5 km into our walk. Sadly, by the time we arrived, the entire Pastel de Nata inventory had been sold and I had to content myself with a rather inferior pastry. I was happy to find they also had a gluten free cake for Brenda which, in the end was also less than satisfactory.

      Our next pit stop was just 4.5 kms later in Aguada de Baixo, after which we marched the remaining 7.5 kms into Agueda.

      Brenda, Anita, Ernie and I (The Core Four) were periodically joined throughout the morning by Wil and a young German woman, Maren, who is doing a solo Camino.

      When we arrived in Agueda at 1:00, The Core Four grabbed a table at a cafe right next to the trail, ordered some ice-cold beer and waited for our companions to arrive.

      We lunched at Balance Fitfood and had dinner at the upscale Manjar de Helena before calling it a night at 9:00.

      These early starts and long walks call for hitting the sack well before our regular bedtime.
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    • Day65

      PORTUGAL V. 2-2,5

      November 10 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      Nu har det gått ytterligare 1,5 vecka så nu har vi varit här 2,5 vecka totalt. Vi har mer och mer kommit in i jobbet och landat. Men fortfarande slitna efter resan känner jag. Men det är mysigt att vara här, folk är snälla och kul att testa på lantlivet. Vi trivs! 🎉🍇🥝🥑Read more

    • Day66

      PORTUGAL 2,5 foto

      November 11 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      🍇 2 nya volontärer har kommit som vi har fått lära upp (trots att vi fortfarande är nybörjare) men det har gått hyfsat haha
      🍇 Vi får testa massa ny mat / desserter från Anna som bjuder i överflöd ♥️
      🍇 Det regnar mycket just nu så det är ju lite trist men men
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    • Day3

      Agueda Street’s

      June 21 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Die Stadt Agueda ist bekannt für ihre Regenschirme über den Straßen der Innenstadt. Natürlich hatten wir auch an diesem Tag Regen und die Schirme wurden erst am nächsten Tag geöffnet. So konnten wir leider nur erahnen, wie schön es dort normalerweise ist. Es lohnt sich in diesem Fall umso mehr vorher in Erfahrung zu bringen, wann die "Schirmsaison" eröffnet ist.Read more

    • Day50

      56ème étape ~ Agueda

      September 21 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Petit tour rapide dans la ville d’Agueda réputée pour son umbrella sky project.
      C’est très joli comme petite visite ☂️


      j'adore 😍😍☂️☂️☂️☂️


      Incroyable 😍

    • Day8

      Day of the bug

      October 23, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      I woke this morning to see a big fat bedbug climbing up my sleeping sheet. Yuk! Squashed it between my fingers and sure enough, it had just feasted. So a report to the hospitalero, who was very grateful to be told and reacted exactly as one would hope. He said an albergue between Coimbra and Mealhade has a real infestation and the priest there refuses to get proper eradication or control because it costs too much. Which causes a problem further up the line with pilgrims being inadvertent carriers. He drove me to the big laundromat in town and I did the hot dryer thing with bedding and clothes. Luckily I had kept a sealed dry bag of clothes just for this contingency - so changed into those - rather proud of that - it was a Mr Bean effort in front of a plate glass window beside a busy street. The skills one learns at boarding school! No bites showing up yet but I’m prepared with antihistamine at the ready.
      Then another rather trying walk to Águeda where I have a lovely room in a good hotel.
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      Laurie Reynolds

      You and Clare are the bed bug queens. Always prepared and ready to handle the situation. Did you get any visible bite signs? So sorry it happened, Jill, but it couldn’t happen to a more prepared peregrina!


      Yes, Laurie, sure enough the next day a couple of bites appeared - one between my eyelid and eyebrow (trés jollie!), and a couple of others.


      Very impressive preparation Jill!

    • Day58

      PORTUGAL V 1

      November 3 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      Första veckan på gården! Jag har varit sliten och det har varit kallt men man kommer in i det mer och mer. Det känns kul och som att vi kommer få lära oss mycket🥝🌽🥑🍈


      Vad är det ni plockar i träden?




      så de växer i träd.

    • Day9

      Its hot Mama!

      October 24, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      A short 16km walk today after a delicious hotel buffet breakfast. I was planning to walk another 10km but by the time I got going it was quite late, and the heat pulsating waves. Everyone is commenting on how unseasonably warm it is. The forecast for next week is an average of 10degrees lower, a much better temperature for walking.

      Again, a not very exciting walk - lots on road surface, a suburban linear sprawl, one long road bridge over a ravine and a rather insignificant river, a pleasant coffee stop in a nondescript village, and an easy walk through another eucalyptus forest (they are everywhere). Other than a closed ethnographic museum, and a couple of grand houses, one of which had a magnificent fig tree, on which I feasted, there was nothing very much to show.

      I am assured the walk gets better after Porto. Let’s hope so!
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      Laurie Reynolds

      I should have alerted you to the really lovely shady green park in Agueda up the hill (beyond that house you posted a picture of, I think) — tons of painted pigs for some odd reason but it would have been a great place to spend a hot afternoon. Enjoying your posts a lot! The slog into Porto from Grijo is an urban sidewalk the whole way, not a fun way to end a long day if you start in Sao Joao. I’m sure there are urban buses. If you have free time in Sao Joao, on the way out of town is an old hat factory turned into museum. This is where I learned that “mad as a hatter” came from the fact that many hat makers inhaled too much poison and went crazy.


      Hi Jill Apparently Indian Summer in UK too. Good for figs. So I assume the Portuguese paint their bridgerails yellow. How is your blister? How are you? And the bedbugs? What bad luck.


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