Portugal 7 May: Valença do Minho - Ponte de Lima

a bird of peace

Good morning Valença do Minho! We started our day in the local primary school.

The youngest kids lined up for us...

...and the older ones gave us a musical welcome...

...peace birds everywhere...

...also the children formed a huge peace bird...

...the bird was part of a lovely performance...

...a poem for peace...

...and the white dove got airborne...

...as well as the balloons...

...another highlight...

Thank you Valença do Minho for the enthusiastic welcome!

...the children enjoyed their running...

...also did we. We went on through a scenic country-side...

...reaching Paredes de Coura...

...the children awaited us at the city hall...

...after our presentation the mayor and the children went on through the community to the school...

...Sukham felt some pressure on his head while giving autographs...

...an attempt of a group picture...

Florbela had already a desperate look...

When the teachers are happy, the kids are also happy...

The kids sang the Peace Run song for us - very well done!

A group picture with the mayor and the teachers. Thank you Paredes de Coura for the outstanding meeting!

...back on the country-side...

...our Russian runners enjoyed a nice downhill...

...so did Ricardo and Dipavajan...

...new friends...

We reached Ponte de Lima. The old Roman bridge is really special...

...approaching the city...

...our final meeting of today: primary school "António Feijó".

..the kids carried the torch into the school grounds...

...high five...

... we met all the kids in the gym hall...

...back on the track for a final run.

Thank you Ponte de Lima for the nice event!

Good bye and see you tomorrow!