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A couple of days ago we reached Spain. We crossed the road and rail bridge over the Rio Minho between Valença (Portugal) and Tui (Spain) and as well as changing country we also changed time zones, Spain is in Central European time while Portugal is and hour earlier (Western European Time). Tui marks the start […]
My walking companions are made of strong, determined stuff as they stick not only to the physical task but also to the spirit of their undertaking. With the change in my circumstances and me tagging along by car, there are multiple chances for hubby and friend to have a somewhat easier road. They could choose […]
It started a couple of days ago when the walkers met a young German girl who just one day out of Porto, the start point for her Camino, had developed bad blisters. She was in pain and angry and frustrated at being in such a state so early into her journey. At that albergue that […]
Yesterday I drove through the town of Barcelos and I had thought after meeting the walkers for lunch I might drive to the old town of Braga just 20km away. The bridge over the Rio Cávado in Barcelos Having yesterday realized I’m not a pilgrim, today I quickly realized I’m not a tourist either. To […]
After another stretch along the coast the Camino continues inland along the river from Vila do Conde to Arcos, where it rejoins the main Camino route and on to São Pedro de Rates. It is surprising how quick the drive takes when last week it would have meant about 6-7 hours of walking. Hubby and […]