Day 5 – Knocked down but not knocked out – Santarem to Azinhaga (8 September, 23.9km+++, 8.5hours)

The Porta de Santiago, Santarem, A gate that pilgrims have been using for centuries to leave the city, heading north to Santiago

Heading down from Santarem hill early in the morning, a beautiful trail through the woods and through history

The 16th century ruins of St. Sebastian’s chapel near the entrance to Azinhaga (I think)

Melanie with the famous Portuguese writer, Jose Salamago, in his hometown of Azinhaga