Category Archives: Walking

Peniche to Cascais

We were beginning to be rather blasé about the dolphins, waiting for them to show up as opposed to hoping that they would. At first we saw nothing on our way to Cascais, then John spotted a tuna and finally … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime

Wednesday June 12th was forecast to be a much better day than its predecessors, with the wind due to drop and the sun come out as the day went on. We felt ready to move on, although San Vicente is … Continue reading

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Wildflower Collage

Galicia is referred to as green Spain on account of its higher rainfall lending the countryside a more verdant appearance. Certainly in spring this term does not do justice to the banquet of wildflowers on show. Here are views from … Continue reading

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Guns and Roses

Yesterday we went for a long walk around the coast towards Ria Arousa. The headland, Con Negra, is a nature reserve and a site of outstanding natural beauty. We set off from the pretty seaside environment of the harbour,  along … Continue reading

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Noia

It is no longer possible for a yacht of our draught to sail into the nearby town of Noia, with its mediaeval old town, because of the silting. Instead we took a taxi and the driver pointed out the attractive walkway … Continue reading

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What’s the Story at Camarinas?

We arrived at Camarinas to find it is Spain’s Balamory,  with dolphins in the sea and very brightly painted houses climbing up from the harbour. We arrived yesterday, having delayed our passage due to murky weather on Friday. As it … Continue reading

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To the Lighthouse

We were guided in to Spain by the only Roman lighthouse still in operation. It seemed only polite to pay our respects, especially as Torre de Hercules was but a mere stretch of the legs along the magnificent promenade from … Continue reading

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