Last night on the coastApril 20 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
After that long march yesterday I gave myself a hostel last night 😃
Got up late, had a nice breakfast and marched off around midday.
Now in the distance already visible are the huge harbour cranes of Sines which also signal the end of the Rota Vincentina. Shortly before sines I will be heading off inland to join up with the camino historico at Santiago do Cacem. I then won't see the sea till Porto . 🙁
The wind is so strong at the coast tonight that I have pitched tent behind a port Jackson bush,
In the Cape South Africa, there is a war being raged against these bushes which are viewed as aliens, grow extremely fast, consume huge quantities of water in a dry region and displace the indigeneous flora. Exactly the same is happening here, and especially in the last 60 kms this has been very evident with them growing everywhere and covering up and killing the flowers.
So I have mixed feelings about the protection I am getting tonight.Read more