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Lisbon-Sacavem 13.3km

On arrival at Lisbon airport the immediate challenge was getting to our hotel. After seeing the taxi queue we decided to take the metro. Big mistake!  We finally hauled our luggage up the three flights of stairs

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Sacavem – Verdelha de Baixo 17.8km

September 11, 2015

Getting the train to where we left off yesterday proved to be quite simple. And then things became complicated. The guide book warned us to take care finding the right path. Unfortunately the guide book didn’t know

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Verdelha de Baixo-Azambuja 28km

After a good night’s sleep, yesterday’s horrid day seems less so. The plan was to walk about 20km and get a ride to Azambuja, returning the next morning. For some unknown reason we continued the hard slog

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Atalaia – Tomar 18.8km

Breakfast was a beautifully furnished, massive dining room. Only two of us at a table that could seat twenty.

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We brought ponchos for wet weather, hoping that they would be cooler than the rain jackets we wore

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Tomar – Cortica 25.4km

My arms got a workout today. The pretty track went up. And up. And up. Using my walking poles as if I were skiing I propelled myself up hill after hill. But once at the top, yhe

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Cortica – Ansiao 20.1km

(Alvaiazere Albergue)
Last night our host Carlos treated us to a fine performance. He lined all our compostelas up. Then instead of just stamping them with an ink stamp, he got out his gold wax, lit it,

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Ansiao – Rabacal 18km

Starting at 6:30am meant there was just enough light to see the arrows. And being Saturday meant a long walk before finding our first open café for breakfast. Worth a photo!

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It doubled up as a petrol

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