18km. When we left, we looked outside the window, and it was sunny, but with some clouds. Within 5 metres of leaving we stopped to put on our raincoats and pack-covers, and within ten minutes we were walking in steady rain.
It was a walk along the Azinhaga to Golega road for 7 kilometres. It was a busy road, and we often had no shoulder to walk on, it was stressful. It rained when we left Azinhaga, then got sunny and almost warm, then it rained again. We arrived in Golega to sit in a cafe in the main square and eat some portuguses custard tarts. The weather was nice and sunny as we left Golega, and we walked along a quiet country lane for a couple of kilometres. Then it was back on the bitumen, but the road was still quiet and nice. The as we appoached Sao Caetno the wind built up and it started steadily raining again. Since we arrived in Lisbon we have not had one single day when it has not rained.
We walked through Quinta Cardiga which looked good, and must have looked even better 500 years ago. The the sun came out and we walked in sun to Vila Nova Barquina. It took us a while to find Pensao Soltejo, which was 1.2 km east of the Camino route. We checked in and started drying our wet clothes (again).