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
Warning…this is a long entry. We visited so many places and all were worthy of pictures and a comment. Lisboa … Continue reading Lively Lisboa
Less than 24 hours and we will be in Portugal. We are waiting at the airport with anticipation to begin … Continue reading Ready, Set…Go!
The two most ubiquitous and popular symbols of the Camino de Santiago are the yellow arrow and the scallop shell. … Continue reading Yellow Arrows and Scallop Shells