Flights of Fancy

Day 1. Home – Bordeaux – Lisbon

I got in home last night (this morning really) from a gig in Bordeaux; Gerry decided to wait up but he’s full of cold and probably should have gone to bed earlier. Continue reading

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OOOpS!

I realised yesterday that I posted the wrong stages in my blog!  So below is an updated version of the route we’re taking.

Gerry (who usually edits my blogs when I’m walking), said over our cup of tea this morning “… I did ask myself when it appeared in my inbox… how did that get past me?”

  • Santiago do Cacém – Vale Seco
  • Vale Seco – Cercal do Alentejo
  • Cercal do Alentejo – Porto Covo
  • Porto Covo – Vila Nova de Milfontes
  • Vila Nova de Milfontes – Almograve
  • Almograve – Zambujeira do Mar
  • Zambujeira do Mar – Odeceixe
  • Odeceixe – Aljezur
  • Aljezur – Arrifana
  • Arrifana – Carrapateira
  • Carrapateira – Vila do Bispo
  • Vila do Bispo – Cabo de S. Vicente

This route sees us starting on The Historic Way and moving across to The Fisherman’s way for a while and then they merge again near the end.

Also, if you’re thinking of visiting Lisbon, book your hotel ahead well in advance.  We tried to book last night and had very, very restricted choice… it seems that everyone want to go to Lisbon… but then again it is rather special!

Watching the Clock

This title is a bit misleading as I’m not really watching the clock… the truth is I’m running around like a mad thing trying to get all my jobs done before we leave on Saturday.  One of my jobs was to update my blog… I’m walking in a few days and I’ve been very remiss on the blog front… I’m pretty sure that will change come Saturday.

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Rota Vicentina

Just when you think all of your ducks are in line and sorted, something comes along and changes everything.  Namely my plan to walk the Camino Portuguese this autumn fell apart when just one of our dates changed.  I thought that maybe I could sneak in four weeks of walking but it seems that I was being a more than a little optimistic.

My four weeks have dropped back to two weeks and so I’ve spent a few days researching alternative routes.  We had a few limitations.  Gerry wants to walk with me (YEAH) but he has to fit in the walking around his work and other commitments, so we narrowed our dates down to 15 days in October

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