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

Bitten by the wanderlust bug years ago - I have become an eyewitness to and documenter of the world’s divergent cultures (92 countries and counting). Photographing vistas that take my breath away, extraordinary architecture and connecting with everyday people doing everyday things. I am constantly reminded that a smile is the same in any language, that making a connection with something so simple is beautiful. Watching my photography transform from using a point and shoot in the old days to the new love of my life - the incredible Sony a7rii mirrorless camera - has inspired me to do more, take chances and seek out the unknown. I’m also a wife, mother, yogi, pilgrim, burner, skier, scuba diver and gypsy. “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…….

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  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…….

    Reply

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