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Month: June 2016

Camino Portugués – 18th to 24th June 2016

Camino Portugués – 18th to 24th June 2016

  Saturday 18th June   Lisbon to Santarem   Distance 108.16 km Max Speed 47.1 kmph Average Speed 15.4 kmph Total Distance 4079.33 km   Our intention from Lisbon is to follow the Camino Portugués to Santiago, approximately 614 km. We’re going to use ‘A Practical & Mystical Manual for the Modern Day Pilgrim’ by John Brierley. It’s the guidebook we were given by John Gallegos in Faro. Since this is a pilgrimage designed for walkers we will mention the…

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3 days of Lisbon June 2016

3 days of Lisbon June 2016

  Wednesday 15th June Our first full day in Lisbon and today we plan to visit a bike shop that is listed as an Azub dealer (a Czech recumbent bike specialist) to check out their bikes and seats. So off we cycle. A truly shit decision. We soon realise that it’s very hilly and the roads are horrendous but we persevere and en route visit the Eduardo VII Park, Lisbon’s largest central park. The park is named after Britain’s Edward…

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Workaway in Portugal comes to an end; cycling to Lisbon – 4 to 14th June 2016

Workaway in Portugal comes to an end; cycling to Lisbon – 4 to 14th June 2016

  Saturday 4th June We have a lovely lie-in this morning and then a lovely relaxed breakfast before we head to the nearest town, São Teotonio, by bike. We stop at the nearest local bar for a beer before finishing our journey. In town we find the central square and pick a cafe. No Internet. We check the bar opposite; they have WiFi so we move but the signal keeps dropping out. Damn! We came to town so we could…

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Travels continue in Southern Portugal Jun 2016

Travels continue in Southern Portugal Jun 2016

  Thursday 19th May A quiet day today. We’re just waiting for Des and Chris to return. They return around 7 pm and it’s hectic whilst we catch up on our news. Then they discover the blackbird that’s nested in their hot water heater flue. We’d heard the ruckus from the chicks but left the nest undisturbed but of course Chris and Des will want hot water so a nest in the flue is going to prove problematic. They are…

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