Camino de Santiago Portugues Day 2

Today was our 2nd first day. 4 days ago we started the Camino only to be waylayed by the rain and flooding.

We moved to higher ground and started again today in Tomar. A quaint town with a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Templar Castle and Convent de Cristo.

Portugal is in bloom – limes, oranges, loquats, calla lillies, roses, bottle brush, fushias, poppies, lemons, figs, grapefruit, daisies, pansies, birds of paradise, carnations, iris and numerous more….

If we weren’t walking on pavement we were walking in mud. Tip toeing around trying to find the driest areas. The previous rain still seeping out of the earth.

We marveled in the beautiful weather, breathtaking scenery and  camaraderie. 

Ultimately, it kicked our asses! 

45,162 steps – 19.11 miles.

Tomorrow is our first second day.

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About Paige Shaw

Hi! I'm Paige - a freelance travel photographer. Let's go on a photo journey across the globe. The aim of my work it to show you the many layers and exquisite textures of a locality; its character, culture, people and beauty. Bitten by the wanderlust bug years ago my husband Bill and I set out to see the world. 2013 gave birth to a travel blog (www.billandpaige.com) chronicling our journeys so that curious family and friends could follow in real time. From that beginning so too a photographer was born. Honing my skills over the years I am now excited to narrate our discoveries with imagery! As you glimpse my art - join as we explore together. Be sure to throw your fashion ego out the door cuz there's no room in the carry-on luggage. Sunrise shots start at 5am. Hiking to the top for a different perspective will definitely get your blood pumping and you might even need to role up your pant legs to capture those closeups on the water…. Most of all - get ready to SMILE - it's the universal language. I’m also a wife, mother, yogi, pilgrim, burner, golfer, skier, scuba diver and expert wanderluster. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

7 thoughts on “Camino de Santiago Portugues Day 2

    1. Bob Youssi

      2 questions…. first one… aren’t you guys smart enough to wear shoes for gosh sakes??? hiking in sandles and flip flops?? You must be Americans………second question…….. what type of camera is Paige using, the pics are amazing………. lastly……… bless all of you… looks like an epic adventure…….

  1. Bob Youssi

    2 questions…. first one… aren’t you guys smart enough to wear shoes for gosh sakes??? hiking in sandles and flip flops?? You must be Americans………second question…….. what type of camera is Paige using, the pics are amazing………. lastly……… bless all of you… looks like an epic adventure…….

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