1 day ago
♍️ 20th September
Tomar - Cortica 25.8km /16 miles 🥾 Big blisters on my left foot 🦶one larger one in my heel and one smaller one close to my big toe, both - now covered with compeed. 💡 My plan was to start walking and wait for the body to forget about the pain - I though it would take 10/15 mins... nope 45 mins later I could still feel a deep throb of pain in the foot. But it is just a blister, it’s just doing its thing and protecting my feet! 🏰 Leaving Tomar there are 2 options available to take, either the sunny route down by the river, or the rainy route which goes through the city. Both are the same distance- it was raining when I left, so the city route is was. The plan for me today is to go 16 miles and stay at a place in Cortica. 🌲 Lots of elevation gain and loss today. Which I didn’t mind too much, it was lovely being back out in nature again. I had time walking to reflect back on the past couple of days and the journey so far. I also got to catch up with a few podcast episodes in the afternoon.
I stopped off at a small little cafe and caught up with 2 pilgrims, 2 guys from Italy. I had 2 fabulous cheese sandwiches which are fast becoming my lunch stable and a can of Sprite ( Lunch - €5). 🌳 I love wandering through the small villages with the old houses, & olives trees, it’s always very peaceful and relaxing, plus hardly any people about. 🛣 The final 2k was along a pretty straight road, which can be pretty hard going on your feet, there was also very little shade, but it wasn’t as hot today - about 23 degrees. I was very excited to see the sign for the nights accommodation & treated myself to an ice cream on arrival 😊! 🚿 The showers here are amazing, so much water pressure! They also have the most amazing smelling lavender body wash - which is incredible. It’s a shame I’m going to cover the amazing smell with deep heat!! 🔥
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