Ferreira do Zêzere Municipality

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    • Day 11

      Day 8: Tomar to Cortiça

      May 11, 2022 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Today's walk was my favourite up till now. Almost the entire distance was spent on trails and walking paths or quiet country roads with very little traffic. We did have to contend with a fair amount of hills however, accumulating an elevation gain of 751 m over the 28 kms walked. The steepest hill was upon entering Calvinos, a 10% incline which mercifully did not last too long.

      The highlight of the day was when we walked through the town of Sorianda. As is our habit when we pass locals along the way, we call out a "Bom Dia". Today, not only did we get a Bom Dia back, a kind lady picked oranges from her tree to give us for our travels. It was the first time I'd ever eaten freshly picked sun-ripened oranges. They were so incredibly juicy and sweet.

      The Camino trail splits shortly after Calvinos and we decided to take the longer and more scenic route through Areias. We therefore walked closer to 28 kms today but the weather was relatively cooler (a high of 28 degrees only!) so it seemed much more bearable.

      We're staying at the Quinta da Cortiça tonight. The accommodations are fairly new and they're right on the Camino trail. There's a pool for guests to use as well as washing machines, though I wouldn't have enough for a load of laundry even if I were to wash all the clothes I brought with me. The only negative about whether we're staying is there aren't any restaurants nearby so dinner was a small microwaved meal and a salad.

      Total kilometres walked since Lisbon: 178
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    • Day 12

      Etappe 10

      May 19 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      Nach einer guten, ruhigen Nacht wollten wie uns heute eigentlich gemütlich zum Frühstückstisch begeben. Doch es kam anders als gewünscht....Denn auf einmal sah ich, dass sich eine regelrechte Ameisenstrasse durch unser Zimmer bewegte! Eine Unmenge von Mini-Ameisen waren unterwegs. Am Tag zuvor, war kein einziges dieser kleinen Tiere zu sehen und nun am Morgen wimmelte es nur so von den Tierchen! Es dauerte nicht lange und ich bemerkte, dass es auch in meinem Rucksack nur so krabbelte. Mich traf beinahe der Schlag...überall Ameisen! Wirklich in jedem Fach rannten, zu meinem Entsetzen, diese kleinen, flinken Lebewesen umher. Plötzlich sah ich die Ursache....wir hatten uns zwei Tage zuvor belegte Brötchen für unterwegs gemacht. Ich habe offenbar total vergessen diese zu essen und so blieben sie in einer Aussentasche zurück. Den Ameisen ist das, wie man sieht, vor mir aufgefallen und somit stürzten sie sich gierig auf ihren Fund. Echt...zum Glück hatte ich alle meine Kleider in Zip-Beuteln verpackt!!! So durfte und konnte Roland meinen den Rucksack problemlos säubern! Mich grauste es regelrecht! Ich glaube nicht, dass mir das noch einmal passiert!
      Der weitere Tag ist dann wieder ganz normal verlaufen. Zweimal hatten wir das Glück, nicht vom Weg abzukommen. Beide Male hielten uns Autolenker davon ab, den falschen Weg einzuschlagen. MERCI!
      Die heutige Tour war, wie das Wetter auch, sehr schön! Wir haben einiges für unsere Lunge und die Fitness getan. Gelaufen sind wir durch Wälder und Olivenhaine! Immer schön den Berg hoch und brav wieder runter. Nach dem gefühlten 10.ten Hügel waren wir nudelfertig und froh, unsere Unterkunft für diese Nacht erreicht zu haben! GUET NACHT!
      Ps. Euch allen wünsche ich, dass ihr, wie das Mohnblümchen auf dem letzten Bild, so stark seid und so viel Glück habt in eurem Leben, wie dieses kleine Pflänzchen. Es steht tatsächlich auf einer von Autos befahrenen Strasse!
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    • Day 13

      Day 9 Tomar to Cortica

      September 17 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 68 °F

      Day 9 Tomar to Cortica, Sunday, September 17

      Started @ 6:57 am. Finished @ 1:45 pm. 26.9k/16.7m. Walking time 5h19m. Steps 34,048. Calories 1,320.

      Ready for the rain and it did rain. Rain gear was handy and took it on/off about 4 times.

      Start time had high clouds and perfect for short sleeve tee shirt. Put on the rain gear about 11k mark. A couple down pours with light steady rain mixed in. Thankfully no thunder & lightning.

      Met more Americans today - 2 - South Carolina, 3 - Oregon, 1 - Minnesota.

      The entire day afforded only one place to stop for coffee. Luckily it was at the half way point. Overall had a lot of dirt trails and some small, paved country roads. Beautiful walking through small villages, forested areas. Days like this the miles past by easily.

      Enjoy the journey. Photos have captions. Bom Caminho.
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    • Day 4

      Days 2 & 3

      November 20, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

      Well day 2 started really well, I took advantage of the pool and jacuzzi, I checked out the spa area. After lunch I decided to play volleyball. Just before the end I went for a low ball, twisted my knee, felt it go crunch and promptly fell in a snotty heap on the sand. Not a lot was achieved after that until 7pm when I had a colonic. Well that’s a first, it was really interesting, not hugely unpleasant just mildly uncomfortable. However I now feel brilliant, apart from the very stiff, swollen and sore knee. So today I have had to rest it therefore I have nothing really to report, but a couple of pictures from yesterday.Read more

    • Day 1

      Chicken Dinner

      September 2, 2021 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

      As we were returning home, Jorge informed us that he had not spoken to his grandmother (all things should remain exacly as they were). Everything looked to be going well when we went to feed the hens, however as we were getting ready for bed we heard some noises. When searching for someone inside, Jorge dropped a decorative dish. Now, he needed to tell his grandma that we were sleeping there. Hearing that spooky noise, we shut all of the windows and doors and slept extremely closely to one another in the bed until the next morning.Read more

    • Day 1

      Dornes & Kayak

      September 2, 2021 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Dornes was the first village to look into it. Small enough for us to pass through the entire hamlet in only five minutes and arrive at the docks, where we met the Portuguese comic César Mourão and his team while they were recording an episode of a very well-known tv show. We simply enjoyed the river for the remainder of the day and rented two kayaks so we could paddle around it.Read more

    • Day 2


      November 18, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

      Day 1 has started. I slept really well, I have been averaging 5 hours a night for the last 6 weeks. The room is big, it’s shared with one other person. The bathroom is good with a rainfall shower, there is a large wardrobe, which is great as I packed half a hundred weight of gym kit, there is also a safe and a tv.Read more

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