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  • Jul19

    A dog named Ermida

    July 19 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    2nd day was even more of a beauty, because we had the most amazing dog accompany us for our adventure...we named her Ermida..... she joined us happily as we zig zagged up and down dusty rocky trails to the Frago do Justa lookout and then onto some undiscovered pools in the valley!
    It's still amazing just how green the trees are up in this high hot rocky land...

    We spent the day dipping, adventuring further up and down the river, rock hopping to discover endless pools..and finally returning to the little casa restaurant in the village for a home cooked meal.

    A magic day!
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    Kyle Howard

    I ❤️ Ermida!

    Molly O'Mara

    Right?!! Want to adopt. But this trip to Ireland didn’t give us enough time…maybe if she’s there when we’re back sometime ;)

  • Day109

    Auf jeden Fall Portugal!

    October 10 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Wert dachte wir lassen Portugal auf unserer Tour rechts liegen, der hat sich getäuscht. Von Galicien geht’s weiter gen Süden über die Grenze und erstmal ins Gebirge, zum einzigen Nationalpark in Portugal - dem Peneda Gerês. Wir finden einen sehr gemütlichen, kleinen Campingplatz mit Blick auf einen großen Staussee.

    Am nächsten morgen sind wir früh wach (auch bedingt durch die eine Stunde Zeitumstellung, die wir erst gar nicht bedacht hatten). Da Wochenende ist und die Sonne scheint, beeilen wir uns zu einem der schönsten Orte im Nationalpark zu kommen: dem Cascatas de Fecha de Barjas oder auch Tahiti Wasserfall. Als wir ankommen, scheint die Morgensonne schon herrlich auf die Tosenden Wassermassen. Leider rücken auch immer mehr Autos und Leute an. Als wir sehen, dass eine portugiesische Familie scheinbar ihren Grill und zig Kühlboxen herantragen, flüchten wir auf einen anderen Weg. Dieser Pfad ist steiler und verläuft auf der anderen Seite des Wasserfalls. Wir hatten in einem Blog davon gelesen, dass man auf der Seite bis zum unteren Teil des mehrstufigen Wasserfalls kommt und dass man dort baden kann.
    Tatsächlich sind wir unten angekommen ganz allein und haben einen atemberaubenden Blick auf den kompletten Wasserfall. Timm ist so euphorisch, dass er sich trotz 10 Grad Wassertemperatur in das glasklare Nass begibt. Reni schafft es nur mit den Beinen rein.

    Am Nachmittag wandern wir noch zu einem weiteren Wasserfall und einer Quelle mit kleiner Lagune. Die Landschaft ist unheimlich grün und üppig. Fast dschungelartig. Unterbrochen von riesenhaften schwarzen Gesteinsbrocken.
    Und dann am Ende des Bachlaufs, bzw. am Anfang, erstreckt sich eine grüne Lagune mit Wasserfall. Wunderschön, aber hier sind wir diesmal nicht alleine. Trotzdem wagt Timm den Spring in das noch kältere Wasser als Vormittags. Die meisten Leute stehen nur drum herum und sind beeindruckt, wenn jemand reingeht. Es braucht dann auch eine Weile bis Timm wieder durchgewärmt ist, aber das war es wert.
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    Heike Jagemann

    Atemberaubende Bilder und leichte Gänsehaut.

    Heike Jagemann

    Eißkalter Typ :)

    Haike Lehmann

    wie cool ist dieses Paar denn ? Und das im Oktober.

  • May28


    May 28 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    And so we wanted to do a bigger hike today, but also to enjoy the stops on the way.

    From the landscape in this rocky highland, whose huge boulders of granite, so shapely, could almost seem like sculpted art... and the wild flowers in all colours and textures... and then the olive oak cork birch and all the trees, such old trees up on top of these hills, growing in over and around these massive boulders, some with fountains coming out...fit for faeries!

    But of course every magic adventure needs some magic pools of wisdom and water....so there were also many a waterfall. Waterfalls and streams and clear water! Drinking water, that flows as though from nowhere to there now where you walk and the fountains that pop up here there and everywhere. Are we in Switzerland? .....well, maybe because there were also cows, oh the cows some as big as buffalos... Beautiful rusty brown colouring with big horns and soft fur, dingling bells and a happy demeanour (but who wouldn’t if this was your home/place of work right?)

    This is Northern Portugal, and their one National Park and from this first short impression this place is magic. We’ll be back. Oh we will!
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    Barbara Stuppia

    The rock looks like a giant animal too😻And the cows are lovely indeed.

    Molly O'Mara

    Totally!! The rocks were really special, never seen such types. Could imagine them as animals or dinosaurs 🤩

    Barbara Stuppia

    Looks stunning. Great to hear you‘re well. Much love❤️🤗

    Molly O'Mara

    Thanks Barbara ❤️ hope you’re well too and music is flowing daily 🌞

    Barbara Stuppia

    Thank you! Had my second jab and felt awful, but now I‘m back to life. Music‘s well, I‘ve been thinking though I could do with some nice lyrics from someone I know who writes really nice lyrics😉😘

    Barbara Stuppia

    Rocks are very nice, polite (mostly) and always very patient beings.🪨😎

    Molly O'Mara

    Sorry to hear that but least now you’re fully vaxxed! Silver lining 🌞 oh lyrics, I’m always in! Though I’ve never fully tried, it’s like poetry 🌸Have you already composed some music awaiting lyrics?😏😘


    ❤️ [Janine]

  • Jul18

    Ermida fest!

    July 18 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    We returned to our favourite camp spot in the Gerês national park...this time with the Mata Atlântica crew for a few days of nature goodness!!

    Upon arrival, temperatures were soaring once more so it was off to the Cascata Rajada waterfall for some fresh dips...

    The sunday also happened to be the last day of the village summer fest...which consisted of mainly us and the megaphone speakers!
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  • May27

    Go go chasing waterfalls

    May 27 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    So it’s been a while between footprints. But not because we haven’t been taking some big steps...

    This last week was a week off Mata Atlantica and a week of exploring northern Portugal once more.

    We spent our first 3 nights outside of Frank since we began.... (SHOCK!) at a Quinta and some wine with lovely views....but suddenly the next days became more magical as we got to camp again (as the happy campers we are)! Franks back and in the Gerês National park. It’s breathtaking here....we arrived after a mission of a journey!! We are no 4x4 but we surely tested the limits on some roads that turned out not to be roads as we reversed the way back out. Well done Tobi!!
    And these roads are narrow! My gosh. It was an adventure...

    And finally hours later and many detours/desvios we arrived at camping Ermina and it’s all we could have hoped for....
    A friendly welcome and a hand drawn map to the nearest waterfall, who were we to say no ;)

    It didn’t disappoint as we swam below our private waterfall...in crystal clear waters, fresh but not glacial !

    Hand picked a fresh bouquet of wild flowers as we wove through the cobbled streets up and around and between the local village and into the forest. MAGIC.

    And home for the best nights sleep. Peaceful surrounds, fresh air, lush landscape and some waterfalls can do a lot for a person!
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    wow, sieht das wunderschön aus! [Elsbeth]

  • Day3

    Cascata do Arado (Wasserfall)

    March 21, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Danach fuhren wir direkt noch zum Wasserfall im Nationalpark. Leider ging unsere Wanderroute dort nicht vorbei, aber sehen wollten wir diesen aufjedenfall!
    Dort angekommen, gab es erstmal Wildpferde zu sehen. Danach trafen wir dann sogar noch 2 Jungs aus Frankfurt, die den Wasserfall suchten. Gemeinsam lösten wir dann das "Rätsel" und bekamen noch einen weiteren super geilen Ausblick! An dem Wasserfall soll auch das Canyoning vorbeigehen. Das stell ich mir super geil vor.Read more

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