Portugal
Mealhada Municipality

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  • Day37

    Pilgrims everywhere, and a Wipe-out

    May 9 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    The 13th of May is the anniversary of the apparition of Maria in Fatima and pilgrims from all over Portugal are heading to Fatima. Alone on my route yesterday and today I have met several hundred. Joyful groups who have been walking for days, partially without luggage and accompanied by vehicles, others with rucksacks. All colours, ages and ethnicities.
    WOW! What a movement, what faith!

    As I was navigating down one of these wet sandy paths later this afternoon what I feared most, happened. I WIPED OUT!
    My front wheel had slipped sideways off a rut and my bike looped sideways as I flew through the air. With bloody legs and bruises all over but thank god no further damage.
    I shook myself, only to discover that the half liter milk I had bought earlier had burst inside my bag distributing itself between my equipment and clothes.
    Wet, and covered in mud, I screamed my frustration!
    One of those moments where one asks:
    "what the FUCK am I doing here?"
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  • Day38

    A gloomy Hostel, and rain all night

    May 10 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    After my accident I hobbled on to arrive just before Dark in Mealhada at a hostel that more deserved the name "Den".
    I had got the last bed in a dormitory with 20 beds and a mixture of workers and pilgrims.
    In this gloomy, moist building, one small weak lamp lit the space and one tiny window supplied the air The showers were such that one didn't want to enter barefoot.
    All night long snoring filled this stuffy, moist space without air!
    What a night!
    This morning I discovered that there was also a modern part to this complex that a group of 30 Pilgrims had taken in one block.
    While their luggage was loaded into two large vans, they gathered in a large circle to pray, going three times through a whole rosary chain of Ave Maria's and prayers, a process that took nearly 45 minutes.

    The deep irony in the picture I took, was that the very representative of the technocratic future, "GOOGLE", stood right in the middle of these praying pilgrims in the form of a "Google Street view" vehicle that was busy filming the city streets of Portugal.
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  • Day15

    Kurzer Stopp in Luso- Buçaco

    June 12 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Auf dem Weg nach Óbidos haben wir noch einen schönen Zwischenstopp in Luso und Buçaco eingelegt. Der traumhafte Park bzw. Wald rund um den Palast in Buçaco lädt zum Spaziergang oder Picknicken ein. Das Parkgelände ist wunderschön angelegt und bietet dem Palast im typisch manuelinischem Stil die perfekte Kulisse.
    Luso war der nächste kurze Halt, hier haben wir in den berühmten Quellen unsere Wasservorräte aufgefüllt und erfrischt bevor es weiter Richtung Süden ans Meer ging.
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    😍 [Erna]

     
  • Day14

    Bucaco

    January 8, 2020 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Haben Mata Nacional do Bucaco in den Bergen besucht. Sehr interessante Anlage mit verwunschenen Schloss und Gärten.

    Kunigunde Auchda

    Ist die Villa euer neues zuhause?sieht alles seht schön aus,und das Wetter stimmt auch.viel Spaß und gute Erholung euch beiden.😍🍷

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  • Day7

    Not for vegetarians

    October 22, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    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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You might also know this place by the following names:

Mealhada, Mealhada Municipality, ميلادا, میلادا, მეალიადა, Mialhada, Меальяда, 梅阿利亞達