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Verdelha de Baixo-Azambuja 28km

The Plan

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

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Atalaia – Tomar 18.8km

Starting in Style

As usual, we prepared to leave at around 7am. Unusually though, breakfast was a beautifully furnished, massive dining room. Only two of us at a table that could seat twenty. We were staying in

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Tomar – Cortica 25.4km

The usefulness of Walking Poles

My arms got a workout on this stage from Tomar to Cortica. The pretty track went up. And up. And up. Using my walking poles as if I were skiing I propelled

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Cortica – Ansiao 20.1km

A special stamp for our Compostela

(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

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Ansiao – Rabacal 18km

An Early Start

We have a shorter walk today from Ansiao to Rabacal. Only eighteen kilometers. Starting at 6:30am meant there was just enough light to see the arrows. And being Saturday meant a long walk before

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Rabacal – Cernache 17km

A rough night with bad dreams

Why, as I’m settling into my Camino,did I have that ‘exam’ dream last night? Perhaps because of the very hard and uncomfortable bed! At least I’ve graduated from not being prepared

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Cernache – Fornos 20.8km

A special treat in Cernache

We are walking from Cernache to Fornos today. But first let me tell you what happened yesterday. After settling into our room, I took a walk through the village. There was obviously

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