Silver Coast: Foz de Arelho to Obidos

What a difference a day makes! This morning the mist had lifted and the views from our hotel terrace and breakfast room were fabulous. The lagoa de Óbidos had always been there on my wish list, a must-see place on … Continued

Silver Coast: Nazaré to Foz de Arelho

We were in no hurry to leave Sitio this morning so after an unexpected offer of breakfast from Fatima (she was providing a buffet-style breakfast for two French/Portuguese couples and asked if we’d like to join them in return for a … Continued

Silver Coast: Figueira da Foz to Praia da Vieira

There are a lot of station stops along the regional railway line that links Coimbra and Figueira da Foz, with the result that the forty-ish kilometres to the Silver Coast took well over an hour. Still, after several days of hard hiking, … Continued

Hiking in Central Portugal: the wish list

  One of the advantages of living and hiking with an outdoor writer is being able to stray from the well-trampled routes outlined in walking guidebooks. Over the past few years, the availability of online mapping software has enabled Harri … Continued