Coimbra to Mealhada

Walking Day 11:  24 km, 5.5 hrs

It was enjoyable cool weather for walking, with some light rain except for a brief downpour at the very end of our walk.

There were still lots of Fatima hikers going the opposite way.  But there were 9 hikers like us headed to Santiago.  Some, like Miriam, we had met before.  The others were from Holland, northern Italy, South Africa, and even a refugee family from Afghanistan.

Mealhada is famous for roasted suckling pig (Leitão à Bairrada).  Month-old suckling pigs, spit roasted.  Yes, I know not everyone approves. It’s supposed to be very good.

We shared the restaurant for our evening meal with a bus full of British military members on a tour of Portugal.

Day 11 Photos