“Hiking pleasure“ / Serra do Bouro, Portugal (Day 14 – 16)

Portugal, Serra do Bouro

This Sunday I’ve decided to do some hiking. I can’t help myself but I really enjoy the Portuguese nature. So I’ve packed my backpack and drove in the middle of nowhere.

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I pulled my car off the paved road and stopped somewhere. I saw an ocean in the distance so I wanted to have a walk and reach it. The air was fresh, the birds were singing their song and I could hear some ocean waves in the distance. There was no artificial sounds, no trafic, no people, just the land of Portugal and some animals.

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Soon I realized I didn’t dress appropriate for the environment, because there were a lot of plants on the ground which had spikes and touched my bare skin on the legs. At first it bothered me a little, but then I soon relaxed and keep on walking. After half an hour I realized that the ocean is much further then I envisioned in my head, but that did’t stop me, I continued down the hill with my wish to touch the ocean at the end.


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Namaste!

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Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetWhen I went in the car I was thinking about my failure to touch the ocean and I’ve decided to drive to Foz do Arelho, where I know I can touch it. So I went there and decided to do another walk. This time I decided I will walk to the end of the delta, where you can almost “step” to Peniche, another town across delta.

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The walk was different, since it was on the soft sand, so it took me some time, but I’ve reached my final destination and had a pleasure to watch the sunset on “my own private beach”.

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The clouds made a spectacular sunset light and the Foz delta became pinkish. I headed back to Foz and tried not to be swalen by the big waves which became very big and long.

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I had a relaxed drink in the city and now I arrived back to my “residence” when I’m making great delicious soup.

Tomorrow is Monday. I am ready.
Best,
Valerie

p.s. Yesterday I also did some hiking in the nearby hills, but in the night time (I forgot my battery so I was kindda scared of the dark) and I’ve managed to do a photo of the view over Caldas da Rainha (in the back) and Serra do Bouro (in the front).

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