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Couldn't possibly have fitted another thing into our day today. Left Oporto and wound our way to the Bucaco National Park. Would have been a beautiful place to have lunch if we had been there later in the day. Beautiful palace set among the park with amazing gardens. Arrived at Coimbra and saw O week in force again while visiting the university. Wish I could have photographed the library but the tale the ...
Distance: 30 km
Today is another 30 kilometre stage, nothing new and I'm well rested after the short stage of yesterday. There was something new though: it rained for the first time! It was more a little drizzle than a proper shower, but it was nice and refreshing nevertheless.
The arrows guide us along ...
... so I can prove I've walked the whole stretch.
The woman of the old geusthouse (and bar, restaurant, minimercado, ... it's all in one) where I'll sleep tonight has a surprise for me... She has her daughter (age 8 -10, I have no idea) draw/paint in my stamp-book. It takes up the space of about 10 stamps, but I don't care because it just looks great between all those "boring" ...
Distance: 26 km
Santiago train ramp is a hot topic. Every conversation about our walk to Santiago ends with questions or remarks about the derailed train. I learn a lot of train related Portuguese words. It is of course very sad what happened there
I started alone this morning, like most of the time, and I'm the last one to leave, also like most of the time.
I meet a new traveler from ...
... to ring the bell. The owner opens just for me. I buy a few single pieces of fruit and he washes them for me, great!
It's the first time the arrows point me to a completely different route than described in the book. I decide to follow the arrows and I arrive safely where I have to be. Finding those way-marks and following the path has become a real habit by now. Only in bigger cities it's ...