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Caminha Municipality

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  • Day17

    Bend ze knees!

    November 1 in Portugal

    Decided today that walking on the flat boardwalks beside the sea was nice but would not get me fit. So opted for the route that runs a couple of kilometres inland. Lots of ups and downs. A few too many hard stone and cobbled streets for my poor feet. Portuguese asset management must run on very long cycles because every road and track, except the major motorways, is cobbled or laid with granite stone sets. There were a couple of kilometres of nice walking in eucalyptus forests, and lots of pretty streams, stone bridges, and a couple of little waterfalls. Every now and then a lovely view would emerge, with the sea and pounding waves in the distance. Magic.
    A lot of the time I was walking and talking with the charming Maria from Denmark - a great fan of our Mary - and the km slipped by.
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  • Day8

    Day 4 of Camino de Santiago

    September 5 in Portugal

    Wow it's 8:30am - I slept for 11.5 hours. I guess my body needed it! I start my day when the funicular brings me down at 9:00am (nope - not going down those stairs). It's beautiful the sun is out and the weather is perfect! I had breakfast with the couples from France (the ones wearing a QC poncho on day 2) who were in the kitchen before me. They gave me suggestions as to where to go in Europe after this trip. They were all talking over each other one with a better suggestion than the next - I left there more confused than before about where I should go. 🤔

    My day was wonderful. Despite walking another 30km. These distances are brutal and much more than I expected! My feet now have 5 blisters- I have no idea what I'm doing wrong to get so many blisters. I went to the pharmacy to buy compounds to wear tomorrow. Anyway- At the start of my walk this morning I ended up meeting this couple - he from Portugual, she from Spain. They were absolutely delightful and so so sweet. We walked together all day. I practiced my Spanish, she practiced her English and her boyfriend was the translator. It was quite comical. Along the way we kept meeting the gay couple (who's totally not gay btw) and their friend. They are 3 friends doing the camino together and are all in their 70s. Two of them have done the camino 26 times!!! That's insane.

    Anyway. 30km later and I had arrived at my stop for the night. The sweet couple were crossing over to Spain as they're doing this camino in compressed time. Wow. They are in shape! We exchanged numbers and they told me to call them if ever I needed help or anything along the way. I truly hope I cross them again. Its strange how you just click with some people sometimes.

    I found a hotel as there were no hostels or alot of choices. It was crazy expensive but as soon as the front desk mentioned pool and spa I was sold. The pool felt oh so good on my feet and entire legs. The spa was perfect to detox. My room has a theme: "videogame".😒 Couldn't I get a room with a different theme... Say wine? Puppies? Shopping? Nope. Videogames. I do feel like I'm in a videogame with these walls.

    The gay couple who are not gay (for the rest of my blog I shall refer to them as the Spanish men - since I am sure we will cross paths just about every day). So the Spanish men told me I could not leave Portugal without having "Baclahau'". So. Since I cross over to Spain in the morning I knew it was my last night to have this. What a bummer that I hadn't discovered this before!!! It's AMAZING 😍😍😍. I know we have salted cod in Canada. I must learn to make this recipe.

    Almost 120km done so far. Almost half way! Spain - here I come! Portugal - it's been an adventure!

    P.s. I've decided to abandon my birkenstocks here. They really stink and are heavy. They've been replaced with 2Euro Brazil flip flops.
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  • Day79

    Caminha

    July 26 in Portugal

    Unser letzter Stopp in Portugal ist in einem kleinen Dorf kurz vor den spanischen Grenze - Caminha.
    Wir haben Plakate gesehen, dass hier ein Mittelalter Fest statt findet. Als wir ankamen hatten leider viele Stände noch geschlossen. Es war aber trotzdem nett drüber zu schlendern. Wir haben eine sehr leckeres Brot gegessen, in dem Schinken, Salami und Käse schon eingebacken waren. Der Teig war eher süßlich, was hier in Portugal öfter der Fall ist. Bei diesem Gebäck hat es gut geschmeckt, sonst sind wir aber keine Fans davon.Read more

  • Day5

    Caminha

    July 18 in Portugal

    Heute nur mal ein paar Eindrücke...

    Es ging von Viana do Castelo nach Caminha...25 km teils zu Fuß, teils mit dem Zug...ich war immer noch etwas beeinträchtigt nach den Anstrengungen der letzten Tage..aber mir geht's langsam besser .

    Morgen geht's wieder normal weiter... 6Uhr Richtung Valença...weg vom Meer. Schnief...an für die portugiesisch/spanische Grenze....

    Übrigens: hier wird als Zweitsprache nicht etwa spanisch oder englisch gesprochen ..Nein.. wohin man geht und steht seit 3 Tagen..französisch...

    Bis morgen ihr Lieben 😘😘😘
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  • Day77

    Vila Praia de Âncora

    July 24 in Portugal

    Wir waren in Espinho noch auf dem größten wöchentlichen Markt Europas. Von Hühnern, über Gebäck bis Klamotten kann man hier alles kaufen. Nachdem wir ein paar Souvenirs gekauft haben, geht es weiter nach Vila Praia de Âncora.
    Unser Campingplatz liegt am Fluss "Âncora". Der Fluss hat eine super angenehme Temperatur im Gegensatz zum Meer. Wir genießen es also sehr hier ins Wasser zu gehen! Wir waren auch Mal am Strand. Da hier aber zwei Luftströme aufeinander treffen gibt es häufig Nebel, wie auch an diesem Tag. Die Stimmung am Strand war richtig mystisch.
    Zufälligerweise haben wir an dem Campingplatz wieder den Iveco aus Aveiro getroffen! Diesmal konnte Moritz sich ausführlich mit dem Besitzer austauschen und durfte auch eine Runde mitfahren.
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  • Day8

    Day 4 more pictures

    September 5 in Portugal

    Our walking paths today.
    The mountain you see is Spain- where I go tomorrow.
    Baclahau😍😍😍
    My videogame room has the same Cisco connect VoIP phone I have at work. 🤔🤔🤔

  • Day14

    Cannot believe that the walk in Portugal is coming to an end. I have walked approximately ( 25+ 20+ 15+ 27+16+14)=117kms in 6 days. I have not accounted for the walking and running around in Braga as this was off the camino track.

    The place we stayed last night was a lovely home. The hysband and wife were so lovely, it is always nice when you get to meet humans such as them when on holiday. I had brought with me some NZ honey for my herbal tea. Ibgave it to her, hoping it will help her in some little way.

    We had a lovely breakfast, and got to taste custard tarts again. Yum..... Maria the owner had statues in the foyer and she was showing me a statue of the saint for that area. Her name is Senhora da Agonia. I also had noticed a statue of saint Anthony in the foyer. I had a lot of faith and devotion to st Anthony. I was meeting Colin in Lisbon on the 12th June so we could be there for his feast day. When she realised this she took me upstairs and showed her collection of st Anthony statutes. There were many . Some of them centuarys old. She then showed some books of the celebrations they have in Ausgust for the patron saints feast which runs for 3 days in the area.

    We were out of there and not 10 minutes down the road heard the church bells ring. And then Shyama spotted the church and said shall we go and see if there is a service on as there were cars out side. And we were just in time for the start of mass. That was very good, as we were not sure where we would get to go for mass on Sunday.

    After that we walked and walked. We came to this little village and the streets all had red flowers in green hanging baskets. We came around to a square and what a lovely picture. Beautifull......

    Then down to the sea front and lobster and prawns in a tomato gravy or sauce based rice. Luckily we had ordered only 1 portion, if not we might not have been able to move. The sun was out, the day was great, and the breeze was just enough to make walking comfortable. Our day today was 14 or so kms, so a comparatively short day.

    There is a lovely mountain in The back drop of Caminha. It is called mount Tecla, and also there is a fort in the middle of the ocean. This is called
    Fort da Insua it is built on a small island. This had been built to defend the sandbar at the entrance of the city.

    When we got to our destination which was another "casa". Bed and breakfast place in other words. A very old, but grand place. Kept in a good condition in a rustic way. Owned by a gent who was 87 years young. Our place was quite seperate to the main house. Must have been the servants quarters in the good old days of the past. He was a widow, and reffers to his house keeper as his governess. It is so nice to meet all these lovely people.
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  • Sep11

    Ein Tag Pause in Caminha

    September 11, 2017 in Portugal

    Da die Fähre nach Spanien erst wieder Dienstag fährt, haben wir heute einen Tag Pause auf dem Campingplatz in Caminha eingelegt und das schöne Wetter für einen kleinen Einkauf im Ort, und ein paar Stunden Sonne tanken am Strand, genutzt. Der Strand liegt direkt am Campingplatz und ist einfach nur traumhaft. Wir waren fast die einzigen dort, was zu dieser Jahreszeit hier aber scheinbar normal ist. Auch die anderen Strände an denen wir bisher vorbeigekommen sind, waren oft sehr leer. Ich habe den Tag auch gleich genutzt, um das erste Mal in meinem Leben im Atlantik baden zu gehen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Caminha, Caminha Municipality, كامينيا, Camina, Каминья, Камінья

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