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 the Caminho. Too early for cafes, we ate roadside blackberries and a fruit farmer-vendor wouldn’t take money for a plum. The Caminho provides.
We did have to navigate some thin road shoulders as we passed villages, and throngs of Sunday bicyclists, motorcyclists, and cars gave us room. Mostly a very peaceful 4.5 hours, 24k, to arrive at major surf center, Ericeira. The approach from the high farms exposed to us the crashing rollers we heard long before we saw them:
Here is Casa Branca, our stop in Ericeira:
We’re relaxing now before heading into the center for comidas y vino. Bom dia, amigos.