Slip and Slide ~ Sept. 14, 2022

  • Portuguese Camino: Day 01 / Lisbon to Alpriate
  • Distance: 14.5 miles / Total 14.5
  • Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Ascent: 504’ / Decent: 563’
  • Weather: 85 degrees / cycling overcast, rain, sunny

It’s debatable which is more slipper when wet…black-and-white city stone sidewalks or muddy dirt paths. Muddy dirt paths get the “Slip and Slide” award. It’s certainly the dirtier of the two.

Dressed for rain.
Winner of “Slip and Slide” award.
Water makes mud. Water cleans mud.

6 thoughts on “Slip and Slide ~ Sept. 14, 2022”

  1. So much for those nice clean, new hiking shoes. I remember the mud when walking part of the Camino Francis. Guess there is no way of escaping the mud no matter which Camino route one takes. Hopefully your water cleans mud solution worked. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Arnold I thought of you when I bought a €5 umbrella from a Lisbon street vendor. The rain poured so hard I needed more protection. I’m pleased to say the wind never flipped it inside-outside. It’s a purchase I can donate once the rain passes. Your solar umbrella gift could not be abandoned so easily. ~linda

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      1. LOL – Glad to hear you are trying new things on this Camino. Did you happen to bring the umbrella pack clips, which maybe would have worked with your new umbrella. Arnold-san

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