On the south bank of the Minho estuary between the forest and the ocean is our campsite. Located outside the town of Caminha, the Coastal Camino Portuguese passes right by us and there is a water taxi just opposite that takes pilgrims across the river to Spain as they make their northward journey to Santiago de Compostella. We watched each day as weary and rain drenched pilgrims pass. They have had a torrid few days, in the less than ideal weather conditions, with very little respite. We’ve been those soldiers and can empathise.
We had a restful few days here. We walked the pristine beach and watched the post storm rage of the ocean. We biked the trails and climbed up the hillside to Miradouro da Fraga for amazing views over the estuary, out to the ocean and south along the coast. We explored the lovely town of Caminha, with its cobbled streets and plazas. This is a popular holiday destination and also a major stopping point for pilgrims. Pilgrim accommodations and restaurants and cafes serving a Menu del Dia (pilgrim menu) are everywhere. The memories of our time on previous Caminos are everywhere and talk turns to might we walk another Camino one day?