Caldas de Reis

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  • Day220

    Caminho Portuguese 1

    September 4, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Da das Laufen auf dem Camino Frances so gut geklappt hat und ich als nächstes sowieso nach Portugal wollte, dachte ich mir nutze ich gleich den Camino Portuguese, um nach Porto zu gelangen. 😃
    Gestern bin ich deshalb von Santiago aus Richtung Süden gestartet und habe mein erstes Etappenziel in Padron erreicht. Heute ging es dann weiter bis nach Caldas de Reis.
    Bisher wurde mir auch erst viermal gesagt, dass ich in die falsche Richtung laufe. 😅 Die meisten Pilger, die mir auf ihrem Weg nach Santiago entgegen kommen grüßen aber einfach nur ganz nett.
    Bisher habe ich den Eindruck, dass der Caminho Portuguese stärker besucht ist als der Camino Frances. Heute habe ich sogar eine ganze Schulklasse getroffen und in Caldas de Reis musste ich auch etwas suchen, um eine Unterkunft zu finden, die noch freie Betten hat.
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  • Day12

    Day 5

    January 23 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Leaving Casa de Reis and heading to Padron. Apparently this is renowned for its oysters. Shame I don't like them. Yesterday was a bit of hard work for me. But have lots of anti inflammatories on board and had a couple of baths so hopefully all good today. I didn't take many photos. This town is a spa town and the region is famous for vineyards and wineries. But as it is winter everything is shut...shame. Came down to breakfast and man oh man! What a choice. Ate in the dining room on my own for tea last night (but had Glenn's company on Skype) and breakfast not another soul in sight. Followed a young German couple for most of the way yesterday. Two little dogs hanging out the window barking like mad. Couldn't see them for ages. Reminded me of wee Parker. I couldn't understand a word they were barking as I do not understand Spanish!Read more

  • Day10

    Caldas de Reis

    July 23, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Ein letztes Mal über 20 km ..nämlich 22,5 km insgesamt .9uhr ging es los...13.30 Uhr war ich hier...

    Es war ein schweißtreibender Tag... und der Weg war heute wieder anstrengender als gestern ..hoch und runter und wieder hoch....

    Die Aussicht war traumhaft ... schöne Natur.. Blühende Weinplantagen wohin man blickt.. irgendwie hatte jeder 2. eine bei sich im Garten....

    Heute nächtige ich in einem grossem Ferienappartement ..mitten im Zentrum der Kleinstadt...

    Morgen geht's nach Padrón.... die vorvorletzte Etappe meiner Reise..

    Mittwoch ist hier der Nationalfeiertag Galiciens und der Geburtstag von Santiago de Compostela... ..alles putzt sich raus.. wie ich gehört habe..wird gross gefeiert... noch bis zum Sonntag..

    Ich bin gespannt und freu mich schon drauf..
    Bis Morgen!! 😘😘😘
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  • Day12

    10. Etappe Caldas de Reis

    May 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌫 14 °C

    Mit einem wunderbaren Frühstück 🥐 gestartet ging die Etappe durch schöne Weinberge 🍇 Wir hatten Glück mit dem Wetter und sind trotz Regenmeldung 🌨 trocken geblieben. Die niedrigere Temperatur und der leichte Wind waren eine echte Erfrischung nach den zum Teil sehr sonnigen ☀️ Tagen zuvor. Die Tour war sehr entspannt, mit 19290 Schritten und 14,8km. Die letzten 50km 👣 stehen uns bevor. Auf das Ende unserer Reise blicken wir voller Stolz 💪 mit einem lachenden 😅 und einem weinenden 😢Auge 👁Read more

  • Day13

    Day 8 of Camino De Santiago

    September 10, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today was hard! It was approx. 24 km but with 30 degree weather and full sun. 45km to go and I reach Santiago. I really getting anxious now. My blisters are really bad and my feet hurt all the time. I never would of thought that it would be this physically hard. It helps walking with Vanessa and Luis because it makes the day go by faster! We went out for typical Spanish tapas for supper where I had galacian squid. Pretty interesting but I liked. We met some Americans along the way from Texas. The route is starting be very busy with pelegrinos. I think Santiago will be very very busy. Let's hope it's not so long of a wait to obtain our credential! The hostel we are in is adorable. I feel like I'm at my grandma's house. The lady even did my laundry for me and when I arrived it was layed out on my bed. 😍

    T-minus 2 days.
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  • Day25

    In Galicia, it rains

    November 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    We started the day with a walk over the famous C15th bridge of Pontevedra. Cafe on leche and chocolate croissants. Then walking along pretty, soft, Galician paths in light rain. And heavy rain. Until we reached an open coffee shop, rather full of dispirited dripping pilgrims. Everyone hoping things would lighten up. But the longer we stayed the heavier the rain got. Then someone read the forecast - some ridiculous amount was forecast for the afternoon. Annette by this time showing signs of a sniffle. We got a taxi. To a very nice, very stylish, newly opened, warm and dry, pousada. Where they washed and dried our clothes - these things matter when walking in the rain!Read more

  • Day23

    Rest for the weary soul and body

    June 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    This is a much needed day of rest for my body, mind and soul. Ignoreing the lead up to me flying out of NZ, I have been on the go, not wanting to miss out on my days in Europe. Some say you can rest when your dead, I think I buy into that philosophy. Making the most of my time here, living life to the fullest, i believe whole heartedly. But today my physical and mind needed this rest, and it is enjoying it in spades.

    I had booked a two bedroomed apartment for our stay in Caldas De Reis. This place is known for its spas, they have thermal spas in and around. This area. Went for a massage this morning, and hope to go for a spa shortly. Other than that both of us have done sweet nothing.☺

    So today for my photos I am going to be photos of flowers I have taken along the path of the Camino. Hope you enjoy some of the best from my collection.
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  • Day22

    Pontevedra to Caldas De Reis

    June 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We started off early today, as we were not too sure if it was 21 or 19 kms we were going to be walking. This was our last longest day. After this we have one day of 17kns and another one of 16 kms. And a short day. As it was, the days walk turned out to be 25kms.

    But it is official; the writer of this journal is a MORON, and the likes of my husband will agree with me and even go on to say "I knew that all the time". We were having breakfast and we were talking to a Polish lady who the previous day had walked 35 kms,and ended up getting blisters on her foot, they had tried to do the walk in 6 days. Her brother had got up at 5.30 in the morning and left, as he was attempting to walk the rest of the 60 kms today. She was going to catch a bus to Santiago de Compostella, as her foot was hurting to much. She went on to mention it was going to be raining all day. I had looked out that morning too and thought it was going to rain. Any sensible person would have taken their wet weather gear. But not muggings here, she sent off her water proof pants with her main luggage which was transported each day. Stupid stupid stupid.

    2 to 3 kms into our walk it drizelled, it rained, it poured. Out came rain coats and back pack covers and ponchos, then the sun came out for a short time, we would just get off the wet gear off, and back again the skies decided other wise. So we had 20% sun shine and 80% rain. This in 25kms of walking fantastic. NOT.

    We met with the American family we had met at dinner and breakfast the day before, walked a short time talking to them. There was not many places to stop and get food today, so we had some snacks stashed up in our back packs. This was actually breakfast I had not eaten, but taken to eat on the go. But about 10 kms into our walk there was a cafe high up on the peak of our walk. It was doing a roaring trade with all the walkers stopping for a hot drink and lunch. There I even met a kiwi from Palmerston North, with an Australian friend. She had two daughters studying in Wellington, and I had a daughter studying in Plalmerston North.

    After a hearty lunch and a glass of fresh OJ we were back on the path. Even though it was raining you appreciated the walking path. It was sometimes through very picturesque woods, then at times through small grapevine plots, at times parralel to the main highway, but most of the time it was through beautiful country. This walk needs to be on everyone's bucket list at least to do it once.

    When we were close to our destination I thought I will look the way to our place of accommodation, trying to multi task in the rain, I stubbed my toe, and saw stars through the rain, my anger with myself now grew to mamoth proportion, not only was I sopping wet, but now I had a very painful toe. I had changed my wet socks at one point, so that I would not get blisters, but the pair I now had was quite soft, so ofcourse I felt the pain through my boots. Honestly!!!!!!!

    Finally we got to our destination, which thankfully was slam bang in the middle of the city. Soon as got to the apartment we went and got some provisions. Shyama does the cooking I do the chopping stuff. Mainly because she can cook better than me. Once again it was rice and curry for dinner. We were so tired but even through we went to bed around 9.00pm neither of us apparently did not get to sleep till around mid night. In my case only because I was listening to a book, and was scared. So any one who believed my yarn about killing a snake the day before is a Moran just like me, or you do not know me that well. What was good though was Colin thought I had done the deed, i love it when I get one over him. Love it! love it! love it!!!!

    I will put the photos on tomorrow.
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  • Day8

    Caldas de Reis

    May 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    A pleasantly cooler day and only gentle climbing.

    Breakfast in hotel comprised coffee and pastries from local panaderia plus muesli in cups. Cereal so important to a good start.

    Pontevedra very attractive city, especially in the ancient quarter.

    Only two days after this stage to Santiago and pilgrims feeling a bit weary.

    Caldas de Reis was initially unpromising when we arrived during the siesta but a lovely host, nice cafe and a lively restaurant corrected our website first impressions.
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  • Day10

    Start in Tag 9

    May 13, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Jetzt ist es wirklich nicht mehr weit: 40km bis Santiago :-)
    Aber der heutige Stop ist in Padrón, da freu ich mich schon drauf! Ist auch gar nicht weit, nur 17km, das heißt es wird gechillt heute nchmittag!
    Schönen Tag euch allen!
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