Change of Pace

Today I began my Car-mino! I picked up a nice little Franco-Spanish ride (a Peugeot with Spanish license plates) at the Porto airport and made my way to the village of Lavra to meet up with the walkers.

After a couple of weeks at walking pace, it was weird to be driving and trying to handle a strange car, on the wrong side of the road, along unfamiliar, narrow, cobblestone streets. I’m sure I’ll be back up to speed in no time, though I was quite enjoying the slower more deliberate pace.

Lavra is on the beautiful Portuguese coastline, along which the walkers had spent much of the day. They had planned to take the coastal route out of Porto (there are a number of options to choose from) as it was the least built up and most scenic.

We are staying in a little apartment in the heart of the town of Lavra. Once we were tidied up and rested we made our way to a beachfront restaurant for dinner, Portugeuse tapas for the walkers and salad and potatoes for me. We were right on the beach to watch the sunset.

Sunset on the Portuguese coastline

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 23, 2018 at 12:54 pm | | Reply

    A beautiful Pause… loving this shared journey!
    Hugs to all! Nita

  2. Anne McMorrow
    Anne McMorrow June 22, 2018 at 11:45 am | | Reply

    It looks amazing

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 9:03 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations to you both. Thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Best wishes.

  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 8:12 pm | | Reply

    Fantastic, a whole new Camino with a new adventure, looking forward to hearing more of your journey. Nuala

  5. Beate
    Beate June 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm | | Reply

    Liebe Kate, wie schön zu lesen, dass du guten Mutes bist und deine Freude am Car-mino hast. Es ist lustig wenn du von der „falschen“ Straßenseite sprichst, im ersten Moment dachte ich, in Portugal ist doch Rechtsverkehr??!! weil ich ganz vergessen habe, dass ihr in Irland auf der falschen Straßenseite fahrt
    Hab weiterhin viel Freude und schöne Erlebnisse auf dem Weg und grüss mir meinen Bruder. Alles Liebe und Gottes Segen!

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