Date: 13 April 2018
Walked from: Albergaria-a-Velha
Walked to: Oliveira de Azeméis
Today’s walk was done and dusted in super quick time – partly because I only had 21 km to cover because I was heading to Porto to catch up with friends who were flying in from London for the weekend. And partly because I ended up walking with Magdalena, the fab Polish woman I met yesterday, who is covering the Portuguese Way a huge 40km or more a day at a time; I’m a fast walker, but boy, can she can move!
As we get closer to Porto, the walk is getting less and less inspiring – frankly there’s a whole lot of roadside walking at the moment, and I don’t expect the situation to improve until I’ve hit the city and walked out the other side for a few days. What today did offer though was:
1) More flooded tracks through forest, on the path towards Albergaria-a-Nova;
2) Some walking on the disused railway track that runs all the way to Oliveira de Azeméis – where, thankfully, the railway line into Porto does still run from;
3) NO RAIN!!!!