Portugal 22 May: Nazaré - Santa Cruz

..we reached the coast line

Good morning Nazaré! After a good nights rest on the coast we arrived in the "Centro Escolar do Valado dos Frades". The kids gave us a great welcome!

...did we really sing so bad?

...once around the school...

Good bye and see you again soon!

..we went on to the "Centro Escolar da Nazaré"...

...the greeting committee performed for us...

ZAP?

...no, PAZ!

...cheating...

...the kids were really enthusiastic..

..they even prepared their own torches...

...a big hand to the police of Nazarè for the support...

...we went on into the stadion, were lots of students welcomed us...

...after the presentation we formed a line around the track...

The Mayor of Nazarè passed the torch to all students. That was hard work!

..we received a beautiful gift: the logo as a tile!

..a final lap with everybody...

...and we went on towards the city hall...

...the "little ones" awaited us there...

...and offered us nice peace doves with poems...

...our new car decoration...

...we reaxhed the shore line...

...once more the mayor took the lead! He ran probably a few km's today, and this all in a suit!

...at the end of the beach a stage was set up in the sand...

..we passed the torch to the spectators...

...traditional costumes...

...and peace doves were released...

...the last meters in Nazaré...

...and we went on to the "Complexo Escolar do Alvito" in Gaeiras, near Òbidos. Kids awaited us and carried the torch into their school...

...a very colorful reception! Even a red carpet was prepared!

...a long day makes you hungry. Even during the presentations....

...the kids presented all kinds of sports in a very international way...

Thank you Alvito for the warm welcome!

Pedro's new friend...

...and we reached the "Complexo Escolar dos Arcos" in Òbidos.

...a musical welcome...

...the kids released balloons with greeting messages. As a refreshment we got a fruit bowl - all the children contributed some fruits to it!

...we ran around the school...

...and went on to the local Kindergarden...

Thank you for all the hospitality!

...new friends...

...finally we arrived in Amoreira at the "Complexo Escolar do Furadouro". The kids lined up for "High Five"!

...our last meeting came to an end. What a day! Thousands of kids make your life different!

Our last km's...

What better place than to end the day on the beautiful coast!