Friday september 28 and Saturday september 29: on Friday we walked to Vila nova da Barquina, a pretty town on the banks of rio tejo. We have been following the river all the way from Lisbon. Today Saturday we turned away from the river and climbed hills much of the day. We are in tomar, founded in the 12th century by crusaders, the knights Templar. The highlight is a castle that we walked up to today. Inside the grounds is a church, gardens and such. Henry the navigator planned his voyages from here. Columbus and vasco de gama also we’re here. Would like to stay longer but we will move on tomorrow.