Everywhere is Walking Distance if You Have The Time
Rather than backtrack, we took a local bus from Carrapateira back to Aljezur, a good place to stock up on items we might not find in the smaller towns, like energy bars. Before errands, we decided to try a trail that is not part of the Rota Vicentina, out for several hours, and back. I enjoyed it thoroughly, despite the honeybee bites I collected as we passed farmer's hives.
Later, at the supermarket, we found bags of fresh-like "soup greens". We brought this, and eggs, back to the hostel and cooked up a home style meal. We were happy to share good conversation and chocolate with Tatiana, from Germany.
Again, we took a bus to hook up with a section of the trail we hadn't hiked yet. Started in Odeciexe, at the bakery. Fueled wirh lovely pastries and tea, we marched over hill and hill and hill and pastoral dale, all the way to S. Teotonio.
An enviable S. Teotonio back yard.