Category Archives: On The Road

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 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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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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Our Way

Here is our daily walking plan for our personal Caminho from Cascais to Porto. It is 16 walking days but 17 days total with the rest day in Nazare. We will also spend a second night in the large city … Continue reading

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Ride Report: July 4th run to Key West

Vincent arrived at our place in St. Augustine after a long Saturday and Sunday of riding I-95 from NYC.  After cooling down we had a nice dinner. We awoke Monday for an early 7:45 departure via the quiet shore route A1A. With the … Continue reading

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St. Augustine to Lincoln Center via the BRP

I’ve got my final two classical music concerts to give in Manhattan next month; why fly when it’s a 2,000 mile r/t bike run, and 574 smiles each way are the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive! Having ridden the BRP-SLD … Continue reading

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Ormond Nature Loop

One of the nicest local rides is the Ormond Nature Loop. Begin on A1A along the Atlantic and enter on High Bridge Rd (signposted). It takes you through some natural water filled with heron and more. This will be packed next month … Continue reading

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Micanopy Melt

A quiet 75 miles to our west lies the village of Micanopy, FL. My cousin tipped me off to the place; it is over 8 miles from the main road. The ‘old Florida’ theme abounds in these wide spots that … Continue reading

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