The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Occasional Iberian Relics (1)

I can't really claim that this afternoon's walk was A Walk. We just went out for a little look around our new surroundings and found ourselves walking three miles or so on a loop using the GR15 and the local PR4.

We will likely see more of the local tracks over the next few days, but for now I'll just leave you with a couple of snaps.

The downside (quite literally!) of being parked on top of a hill is that any walk involves quite a bit of downhill, followed by equal amounts of up. This was a section of the down. We turned back towards our start point just before we got to the village.

They're hiding behind one another, but there were two 2CVs and two Renault 4s in various states of decay in this small holding. Seemingly the owner was a fan of French cars in the 1970/80s!


  1. A bit of a contrast from my continuation of Grid line 38 yesterday with snow on all the hills and patches of snow and ice on all our paths. Martin and sue are experiencing -12 in Canada. So they have GRs in Portugal. it seems.

    1. We've had a couple of cool nights this weekend, so much so that we found a sheltered puddle with ice on it this morning. That the temperature has been getting up into the teens by early afternoon makes the cool nights bearable!

      The GR15 isn't particularly Grande as Randonees go, at just 65km, running north from the coast, vaguely following the Guardiana river, which marks the border with Spain. There also seem to be a few longer cross-country GRs.