27th September - Sernadelo to Águeda
23.6 km Relatively flat along lots of back roads and through villages. Also a few industrial areas.
⏰ Lots of people left super early this morning which was fine by me, as it gave me some more space in the really over crowded room. I took my time in the morning, finished charging my electronics and drinking water. From the Cicerone guidebook today was going to be a relatively flat and easy stage. The sun was shining as I left at 9.30 ish.
My watch was switched on, ready to track my distance, speed and time.
☀️ I purposely set of by myself so I could get some good old thinking time, which I really enjoy. Especially in the mornings. What I try to do, is to have the morning as my time to think and reflect and then in the afternoon if I need to I can catch up and listen to podcasts.
🥾It was beautiful waking today, quite a few roads and industrial estates, but it wasn’t too busy and there were plenty of cute villages to walk through. I was also extra aware of the arrows and making sure I was paying attention to where I was going!
One of my favourite parts of the day, was after stopping at a local cafe (and having my standard lunch of a cheese sandwich with apple juice!), getting to catch up with a British couple who are also hiking the Camino.
⛪️ I turned the corner and bam- there was the most beautiful church, bathed in sunlight and the outside was all done in the Portugués tiles! I love these little discovering. It was made all the most beautiful because I just wasn’t expecting it and it came out of nowhere! Love surprises like that!
☂️ I reached the small, quirky city of Águeda around 3pm ish. Which was perfect timing! I walking down the umbrella covered streets and found a hostel. They didn’t do dorm beds for solo travels, only rooms. So I said ok €35 (not including breakfast! That’s an extra €3 euro) but it was totally worth it! I’ve got a gorgeous room, it’s peaceful and quiet. The WiFi is strong and I have a balcony!
💰 An amazing patron and supporter of me and the tough girl podcast reached out and said they wanted to treat me and send me the money to cover the cost of the room! 😊
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My Camino walk is being sponsored by Cicerone!
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