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Ponte de Lima Municipality

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26 travelers at this place:

  • Day6

    Hundert Kilometer gelaufen

    October 6 in Portugal

    Heute hatten wir ein nettes Erlebnis. Wir gingen auf einer schmalen Straße durch die Weinberge als ein älterer Mann mit seinem Traktor vorbei kam. Er hielt an und lud uns ein seine Trauben zu probieren. Jetzt sind wir mitten in den Bergen mit einer atemberaubenden Aussicht. Morgen erreichen wir voraussichtlich die spanische Grenze

  • Day5

    Casa Fernanda

    October 5 in Portugal

    Heute sind wir bei Fernanda untergekommen. Fernanda bewirtet Pilger auf ihrem Weg nach Santiago. Sie kocht für alle aus Nächstenliebe. Schön das es solche Menschen gibt

  • Day23

    Sleepover day 23

    August 11 in Portugal

    Inland a little bit today. A beautiful mediaeval town. Apparently the oldest town in Portugal with a mediaeval bridge. Beautiful old buildings and church and Castle to walk along the top of the balconies in the town. Some sort of concert tonight as there is a large stage set up by the river banks.A really beautiful Old-fashioned grocery store with ladders to get to The top of the shelves. Let’s get a hat I said. And Felix did.Read more

  • Day16

    Vitorino dos Piaes-Casa da Fernanda

    September 13, 2017 in Portugal

    Interesting walk today with bulls, circus tents, Stevie Wonder the dog, Jao the pig, and Fernanda our host. A friend from the Netherlands told me about Fernanda and Jacinto and their home that is open to Pilgrims. They have a room in the yard with 10 beds for Pilgrims and meals are served around their kitchen table. You must call ahead as they are full every day as the word of their hospitality has traveled far and wide. Food is all cooked by Fernanda and grown in their community garden. We met the bulls along the Camino, the circus tents were set up on an empty lot and we could hear the animals in the trucks as we passed. Fernanda has quite a few small dogs including Stevie who only has one eye and a pet pig that was wandering around the garden. I helped her coral the pig as she didn't know it was loose and it will follow Pilgrims as they pass and it will not be able to find its way home. Stevie and I are already best friends.Read more

  • Day17

    Ponte de Lima

    September 14, 2017 in Portugal

    Ponte de Lima is the oldest Vila in Portugal founded March 4,1125. Some cobblestones and hills today but not too bad. Started out foggy again but it warmed up after an hour or so. Made it here by 1:00pm and the albergue didn't open until 4:00pm but I didn't want to push on to the next town as it is over 17km away. (10.5 miles) I guess I will have to do laundry tomorrow as it is too late today for it to hang dry. I guess I can't complain as it is only $5 per night. 24 beds in my room tonight. Beautiful Roman Bridge here that the town is named for. Notice the picture of the exercise equipment in the park. There are quite a few parks like that in Portugal and Spain and I do see people using them sometimes.Read more

  • Day2

    Ponte de Lima

    May 3 in Portugal

    Brief trip to central Porto to buy the pilgrim passports (credencials) we'll need on our trip.

    Train and bus to Ponte de Lima. Modem comfortable hotel - Imperio đo Norte.

    Very filling meal at a restaurant serving pilgrim menus. Going rate for a two course meal with a drink and coffee is 8 euros.

  • Day3

    Wetlands walk

    June 2 in Portugal

    So after a slightly awkward communal breakfast (but with compensatory good cake) we took a taxi out into the countryside to the wetland. We had detailed notes provided by Inntravel and a map and off we went into the forest. All went well although the notes weren't quite as good as on previous trips and so we took a wrong turning at one point. We had a picnic lunch purchased from the hotel so we knew we wouldn't starve and we soon sorted ourselves out. A good walk probably far enough for me (about 9.5km) and finished with a walk over the bridge and a stop to buy custard tarts... Back to the hotel to shower, read and recoverRead more

  • Day3

    Post recovery

    June 2 in Portugal

    So after our wetland walk we ambled back to spend some time in recovery, sitting in the garden of our hotel and reading. We then wandered back out into Ponte de Lima, we stopped for a quick beer and then a look around the town. There were races going on in the town and a course had been taped off. We watched very briefly and then continued on we settled on what had seemed the most popular restaurant in town last night for dinner. It was good and thankfully tonight we weren't overwhelmed with dodgy cooked innards.... Back to our hotel a short read and then bedRead more

  • Day5

    We dried off, read and played Othello until dinner time came around. We were somewhat peckish as lunch had been a rather scratch affair. We tootled up towards the sitting room at about seven and found many of the Italians in the outer sitting room, the Belgians were there but not making eye contact with anyone. We were chatting with a nice elderly woman was born in Venice and lived in Milan. She told us that they were a long standing group of friends (the confraternity of?? a wine anyway). Then we headed to the other sitting room with the humongous fireplace. The staff came and brought snacks and the Italians pounced; apparently they had missed lunch and were ravenous. Ian (of the Moseleyites) opened the Count's wine and the festivities started, when the count (& Mrs Count) turned up they seemed slightly startled to fi d that things had started without them. The count did the tour in English today so we learnt that in the 17th c version of the house that room had been the kitchen, thus the huge fireplace, the family Arms - everywhere Inc the fireplace incorporated the scallop shell of Compostela. There was limoges China, a huge wall hanging of Mrs counts family coat of arms, ancient books and antiques everywhere. Then down to dinner where there seemed to be some sort of seating miscalculation. We were directed to the small table again with the Moseleyites but there was also a Dutch couple and the Belgians. The Belgians suggested that as we could all speak English we should sit together... I think they just wanted their own space they could manage in English just as well as the Dutch). It was a nice evening, much laughter, cod again for dinner but followed by an excellent chocolate mousse. Another surreal night. Back to our room to pack as the taxi was due at 10am sharp.Read more

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