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.