July 9: Moon Paths to Carrapateira

July 9: Moon Paths to Carrapateira

The house was empty in the morning.

I had the whole hostel to myself. There was a market in the little square next to us so I grabbed some fresh veggies, eggs, and herbs went back to the little hostel.

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July 8: Finding My Center in Vila Nova de Milfontes

July 8: Finding My Center in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Vila Nova de Milfontes is about two and a half hours southwest of Ericeira. The drive was smooth and calm, no traffic at all.

I didn’t plan on staying there long. A friend told me about a secret beach there that I had to check out but first I had to find a place to stay.

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July 8: Ericeira - The Ocean Surfed Me

July 8: Ericeira - The Ocean Surfed Me

Martha had to leave early in the morning for a wedding. I drove to Ribeira D’ilhas Beach to meet Chico and the other students for the surf lesson.

The grey sky loomed over me as I pulled off the main road and into the beach lot.

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July 7: Wandering

July 7: Wandering

I arrived back at the ocean early in the morning. The parking lot was empty except for a few van life souls.

I sat on the concrete bench again and wrote in my journal for a while.

Listening to the ocean and watching the waves.

Hey Big Blue

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July 5: Exploring Peniche with Romi

July 5: Surf & Climb

July 5: Surf & Climb

The morning of July 5th I had one of my best days surfing. It was another small group of people and the waves were absolutely perfect for us.

We even paddled out a little and ~ drum roll please ~ I caught my first set of green waves!

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