17km. It rained for a lot of the night, but we stayed dry in our tent. We awoke to dark clouds, and we thought we had another day of rain. However the rain had stopped, and it never rained the rest of the day. We put on our wet clothes from the previous day, packed up the tent and headed north. We walked through Portela de Vila Verde, which, like most of the villages from the previous day, look almost completely empty. Its rare to see anyone, and lots of the houses are for sale, with the occasional collapsed building.
The cloud started to break up, and we started to see patches of blue sky. We draped our wet clothes over our rucksacks to help them dry. Then it was a climb uphill to a hill at 305 metres, then down the hill through a very overgrown path, that became just rocky, but Greg managed to trip on a rock, and fall down scapping both his knees. The morale of this tale is to use both walking poles not just one.
Then we found a service station just off the track when crossing the N-110, and purchased drinks and icecreams. It was then 3 km along a road, in sun, and quite warm, we were managing to dry even more clothes hanging on our rucksacks.
It was then a turn-off for the last 5km which wound through little lanes through villages and farms all the way to Alvaiazere.