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Aveiro

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  • Day3

    Aveiro

    October 30 in Portugal

    ... unser nächster Stop war eine kleine gemütliche Stadt namens Aveiro, durch einige Känale könnte es mit bisschen mehr Sonne sogar ein wenig Venedig-Flair haben. Leider wurden wir von einem starken Regenguss zum vorzeitigen Mittagessen gezwungen.. Nichts destotrotz gab es einen schöne Spaziergang durch kleine Gassen, in Gotteshäuser, an Bummelläden vorbei.. und wieder viele bunte Kacheln 😉

  • Day8

    Day of the bug

    October 23 in Portugal

    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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  • Day9

    Its hot Mama!

    October 24 in Portugal

    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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  • Day11

    Hats off

    October 26 in Portugal

    My guide book said I’d be mad to miss the hat museum, and indeed it was terrific. A great personally guided tour. Once the largest producer of hats in the Iberian peninsular (in the days when everyone wore a hat) São João de Madeira still has a few craftsmen making fully handmade velvet felt hats. I want one!

  • Day11

    Luxury hotel

    October 26 in Portugal

    A good 20km walk today. Almost all on hard asphalt with a very short section through eucalyptus forest - so still not great walking. Lots of short stops on the way in village bars for a refreshing mineral water. With the hard surfaces my feet really start to whinge at the 20km mark so I was glad to stop then. The only reasonable accommodation (unless I walked another 10km) just happens to be a four star hotel. Lovely! Big bath, air conditioning / and no bedbugs.Read more

  • Day7

    Not for vegetarians

    October 22 in Portugal

    Mealhade does not have much to offer except restaurant after restaurant specialising in - suckling pig! I tried it but have to say I think my version is at least as good. A rather forgettable walk to Sernadelo (just after Mealhade) from Coimbra - some of it beside a despondent smelly canal and road. The one excitement was a herron like bird that kept flying off just as I was about to capture it on the iPhone camera. And about 6km through a eucalyptus forest. Came across two crews of timber workers cutting and removing trees - cheery waves and questions. The Portuguese find it very odd that a woman would be walking solo anywhere - let alone all the way to Santiago. But they have all been admiring and wished me well.
    The weather is unseasonably hot and my red umbrella is up much of the time.
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  • Day73

    Aveiro

    July 20 in Portugal

    Heute verlassen den wunderschönen Campingplatz, hier hat es uns echt super gut gefallen!
    Es geht nach Aveiro - "dem Venedig Portugals". Diese Bezeichnung trifft für uns nicht ganz zu. Es gibt 3 Kanäle, die durch die Stadt verlaufen, auf denen Schiffe fahren die einem das Gefühl geben sollen, dass man in Venedig ist. Die Schiffe und die Kanäle sind aber viel größer als in Venedig. Es ist ein schönes Städtchen zum durchschländern. Am Parkplatz haben wir neben einem alten Feuerwehrauto geparkt, das ebenfalls zum Wohnmobil ausgebaut wurde.
    Daneben sieht der Bussi richtig niedlich aus!
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  • Day13

    Aveiro

    September 16 in Portugal

    Woke up and started heading south. We got to Aveiro, a town known as the "Venice of Portugal". I had a fun session on a fat softboard, and we had late lunch in an Italian restaurant with a birthday party to Mauricio, the 8 years old. We went to the guesthouse, and started walking around the city. We met a Belgian couple, and we visited a few bars...

  • Day139

    Aviero

    October 10 in Portugal

    We met up with Alison and Russ, who had been touring Portugal for a few weeks at a site very close to Aveiro. On the way we had a look at the higher reaches of the Duoro where many of the larger Port houses are based. The route to Pinhao was along the river bank and gives a great impression of the scale of the vineyards in this area. Bought a bottle of Calem port at 50% of cost in Gaia where we toured the caves.
    We had two very enjoyable evenings with A and R. Russ had perfected the art of the Sea bass open bbq and was generous enough to pass the technique on. The bass was so good we had it for both nights. We had sun downers at a beach bar prior to the evening meals in a quite windy foreshore.
    We had a look at Aviero and the colourful houses at Casa Nova where we walked along the beach. The young girl at the Tourist Information in Aviedo was rather less enthusiastic than our lady in Lamego.
    Aviedo has canals which appears to be its main attraction. We didn't stay long.
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  • Day71

    Rota do Romanico

    October 16 in Portugal

    Nennt sich diese Gegend. Ich bin auf Empfehlung wieder von der Küste weg und über die Berge diese Route gefahren (am Bild von rechts oben nach links unten) das waren sicher 3-4000 Höhenmeter die wir heute überwunden haben.
    Die Straßen teilweise der Hammer, musste auch 2x sehr gewagt wieder umdrehen, weil das Navi eine Abkürzung nehmen wollte 😖🤔🤭🤫🤪
    Der Strand ist noch von gestern, bei lurcher Sicht. Der CP war 💩Read more

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Distrito de Aveiro, Aveiro

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