“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Day 39 – 12th June 2009 – Friday, Sao Martinho do Porto
Lots of driving, it’s hard going on these roads and slow work to cover any distance, because all the villages merge into one, feels like a constant 50Km/hr speed restriction. We wildcamped (along with 17 other mobile homes) and went out for a gorgeous fish meal in the small town of Sao Martinho. It is a Portuguese holiday of some kind this week, so the night ended with a firework display and funfair on the beach.