Monthly Archives: September 2017

Foot fault

We left Porto Friday morning at 8 in good spirits for the well-trodden Senda Litoral route. True enough, there was no difficulty keeping the Rio Douro on our left and we took a coffee & pastel de nata break as … Continue reading

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When in Porto, drink port

We arrived by train after failing to blaze a new route along the Lisbon-to-Porto coastline that didn’t involve camping or busy road-walking. Porto straddles the Rio Douro though most of the city is on the north side of the river. … Continue reading

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Day 5: Medieval Óbidos

We hopped in a car for a 40 minute ride to historic Óbidos. The town is a major castle with narrow streets of cobblestone and small homes, restaurants mixed among tourist shopping, ringed by a giant castle wall. We took … Continue reading

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Day 4: Audible!

For those of you that are not familiar with American sports, an ‘audible’ is when one of the principals (Quarterback, Striker, Shooting Guard) on a sports team makes a last-second decision to change a play that had already been agreed … Continue reading

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Day 3: Sintra to Ericeira

We departed about 7:45am to get as much walking in the cool morning as possible. A very hilly path through the northern part of the Cascais-Sintra Natural Park, past wide open farmlands made us feel like we really were on … Continue reading

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Day 2: Cascais to Sintra

As I mentioned yesterday, we were convinced to take the electric bicycles to Sintra. They aren’t really electric bicycles, the motor assists you in pedaling, but you have to be in the correct gears for going uphill or downhill for … Continue reading

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Short first Caminho day

Both my own observation through Google Maps as well as advice from some seasoned pilgrims sent Wendy and I to the Lisbon train station to take a 30-minute ride west out of the industrial areas surrounding Lisbon to the lovely … Continue reading

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Pre-Caminho visit in Lisbon

We arrived in Lisbon the morning of Rosh Hashanah. After walking around the river area where most of the action takes place we found a inexpensive pensione to spend our two nights in. We dropped the backpack and started by … Continue reading

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