A fond farewell to Porto as we headed out along the Rio Douro towards the Atlantic coast. On the way … Continue reading Hiking out of Porto
We walked out of the medieval village of Óbidos and followed the castle wall down to the still functioning but … Continue reading Porto, Oporto here we come
This medieval town has buildings dating back to the Moor occupation in the 12th century. The main gate into Óbidos … Continue reading When in Óbidos, Ginja!
This morning we had coffee and ouriços (a delicious almond pastry which is a specialty of Ericeira) at Casa da … Continue reading Where the sidewalk ends and the boardwalk begins, Santa Cruz, Portugal
Pronounced: Err-ē- sara, Ericeira is not a small seaside town, it is a World Surfing Reserve.The sounds and views of … Continue reading Ericeira, a surfer’s paradise
Today’s journey was meant to be a 6+ hour walk. A wonderful shortcut happened instead. We rented electric bikes. This … Continue reading Over the hills, through the woods to Sintra we go
Today we began our Portuguese Caminho in earnest. We heard about the industrial and not so scenic walk out of … Continue reading Light the road to Cascais