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Travel Blogs from Fátima
More leisurely day today. Monastery of Batalha before bus trip to Nazare and had a beautiful seafood lunch over looking the beach. Returned to Fatima and attended the English speaking Mass at 3.30pm. Intend to go to the candlelight procession and rosary ...
Distance: 34 km
Today a late start. The excuse is that breakfast was included, but only from 8 o'clock.
This is a really beautiful walk; lots of small country roads and little paths, in between fields and bushes, up and down hills.
Halfway somewhere in a small ...
... Especially going uphill!
And, as has become a tradition upon arrival: um cerveca, Salut!
Followed by dinner. Here we meet a religious Italian couple and a Polish priest who join the camino to Santiago after coming from Fatima (a Portuguese pilgrim-place). The pilgrimage to Santiago is (apparently) one of the only ones in the world that is open to everyone from every religion - or none. So meeting interesting people is ...
... about knee high. You can image the tiny shades they were casting... Disappointing!
But I found myself a nice walking stick! I feel a lot more like a real pilgrim now!
Just after midday (hot!) I take my break at a closed (Sunday) mini-mercado (mini supermarket). I wish for some ice cream! My fellow walkers from holland catch up with me and ask why I didn't go into the bar, ...
... stay at the fire station. This is custom in Portugal for pilgrims, but you need a mattress or at least a sleeping bag. My Dutch friends are only carrying the minimum, so we end up somewhere else: in a local guesthouse! The owner is a caricature of an old Portuguese, roasting pork on a spit and offering us his best red wine. He forces us to drink loads of it ;-)
The beds are like the house; medieval, but we're so tired that details like that don't matter at ...