Chill Caldas Urban Trail

This time it’s slow-as-you-go 6km urban trail run around my home away from home, the city of Caldas da Rainha, which is located about 90km north of Lisbon; and while it was just a super short one, there was still a nice bit of climbing, as I had to first ascend the long hill passed the hospital up to the start of the trails near the Crocha neighbourhood.

From there, I gradually meandered my way back down to my destination, the city’s splendid central park, Parque Dom Carlos I, via a series of tree covered trail tunnels and forest paths; and as the rumour goes, I may have then enjoyed a beer or five there at the park’s café.

I hope you enjoyed this chill, slo-mo run of urban trail exploration with me. Be blessed.

Jyri

A Sweet Sunday Stroll

A sweet Sunday stroll from Caldas da Rainha to the popular tourist town of São Martinho do Porto on Portugal’s Silver Coast. Initially, as I left town, I followed some of the Camino Portuguese markers to Campo, after which I followed the trail track and trails to Salir do Porto.

After crossing the Rio Tornado, I headed to São Martinho do Porto’s long crescent shape beach for the run into the centre, and then on to my final destination, the train station bar (my favourite post-run watering hole!), where I enjoyed a couple of iced cold cervejas (Sagres of course!)

Thanks for coming along on this latest run with me, and be blessed,

Jyri

Caminha da Costa

What a day to go running! This video is of a half marathon run that I did down the Atlantic coast of the very north of Portugal along a portion of the coastal Camino Portuguese pilgrim route. I started in Caminha by the Minho River, which also acts as the border between Portugal and Spain, before working my way down the oceanside pathways and beaches to the village of Carreço, where I was staying at the Albergue Casa do Sardão. Along the way, I popped in to the main oceanside towns of Praia do Camarido, Praia do Moledo, Vila Praia de Âncora, and Praia da Duna do Caldeirão. I also had a few moments to briefly explore two very old fortresses, Forte do Cão and Forte de Paçô, as well as the Montedor Lighthouse right at the end as I arrived at my destination.

I hope you enjoy this run, which was certainly one of the best I’d ever done, at least in terms of the ambience of the sun, sea and general good vibes of the people I interacted with along the way.

Be blessed,
Jyri