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"In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart." ~ Phil Coustineau, from his book, "The Art of Pilgrimage."




Jan 10, 2018

Day Eighteen on the Camino Portugués, Viana do Castelo to Caminha

On our day eighteen on the Camino Portugués we blazed our way on the Senda Litoral, actually walking on the long beaches and connecting with the sea!

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Dec 28, 2017

Day Seventeen on the Camino Portugués, Esposende to Viana do Castelo, 25.75 Km

Our day seventeen on the Camino Portugués had no practical Senda Litoral route, but instead turned inland onto the historical Coastal Route

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Dec 24, 2017

Day Sixteen on the Camino Portugués, Vila do Conde to Esposende, 25 Km (15.5 Mi)

Our day sixteen on the Camino Portugués was along urban areas, a bit of coast and through verdant fields of Portugal, then a jaunt through smaller towns.

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Dec 08, 2017

Day Fifteen on the Camino Portugués, Porto to Vila do Conde, 32.67 Km

Our day fifteen on the Camino Portugués began our coastal journey from the Sé do Porto on the Senda Litoral.

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Nov 30, 2017

Porto, Portugal ~ The City with a Vibe

The romantic city of Porto, bustling with energy, has something for everyone.

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Nov 20, 2017

Day Fourteen on the Camino Portugués, São João de Madeira to Porto

Our day fourteen on the Camino Portugués was a very, very long day, filled with enchanting walks on Roman roads, an antique Monastery in Grijó and azulejo-tiled churches.

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Nov 13, 2017

Day Thirteen on the Camino Portugués, Albergaria to São João, 24.38 Km (15.2 Mi)

Our day thirteen on the Camino Portugués was full of interesting railroad crossings, a walk on a medieval bridge and through the historic town of Bemposta.

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Nov 02, 2017

Day Twelve on the Camino Portugués, Águeda to Albergaria, 21.24 Km (13.2 mi)

Day twelve on the Camino Portugués, was a historical day, filled with old mansions and a 2nd Century Roman bridge, to capture our imagination.

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Oct 25, 2017

Day Eleven on the Camino Portugués, Mealhada to Agueda, 25.27 Km (15.7 miles)

Our day eleven on the Camino Portugués was a lonely walk through small towns, not-so-nice industrial areas that surprised us with a "spirited" Camino Angel.

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Oct 13, 2017

Day Ten on the Camino Portugués, Coimbra to Mealhada, 25.59 Km (15.9 Miles)

Our day ten on the Camino Portugués was a quiet walk through the north of Coimbra, along the river and then through the Portuguese countryside, with few landmarks or distractions.

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Oct 09, 2017

Coimbra Portugal ~ The Medieval City on the Hill

A visit to Coimbra Portugal is a step back in time, as you walk the many steps of the city on the hill.

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Oct 02, 2017

Day Nine on the Camino Portugués

Our day nine on the Camino Portugués was the shortest yet, a lovely saunter into the historic university town of Coimbra.

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Sep 25, 2017

Day Eight on the Camino Portugués, Alvorge to Condeixa-a-Nova, 23.33 Km

Our day eight on the Camino Portugués was a walk by Roman ruins, a windmill, a medieval bridge, shrines, wonderful countryside, and a necessary, but short detour to Condeixa-a-Nova.

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Sep 13, 2017

Day Seven on the Camino Portugués, Alvaiãzere to Avorge, 24.35 Km (15.13 Miles)

Our day seven on the Camino Portugués was shorter than the others, as I developed a mysterious physical condition of my left ankle.

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Sep 05, 2017

Tomar Portugal and the Convento de Cristo

Tomar, Portugal and its Convent of Christ, fortifications and aquaduct is a former Knights Templar castle that should not be missed.

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