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    • Day 10

      Day 9 - Baiona to Vigo

      May 1 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

      Rain, rain, go away…

      …and eventually it does.

      Left Vigo under torrential rain. Ok, maybe not “torrential”, but it certainly feels like it after you’ve been walking for 30 minutes and all your clothes are sticking to you. Yes, I should have bought a poncho, like all the Camino FB groups warned me, but I guess I like living dangerously!

      Left the hostel (20 people in bunk beds in a room, yet surprisingly quiet) at around 8am with Sasha, and along the way picked up two others - Rita (UK), who I had actually shared a room with a few days ago, and Nicola (Czech Republic) who I’d walked with from Caminha to Oia. And we had such a laugh! Maybe it was the rain forcing us to keep our spirits up, but we chatted and shared jokes about sexy surfers and “alpha” males, Rita’s new van, Nicola’s dinner of undercooked potatoes, and came together and then slowly said goodbye as we neared Vigo and went off to our respective accommodation for tonight. Apart from Nicola, who I invited to sleep in the spare room of the apartment I have for the next three nights, as she could find no accommodation for this evening. And in case you are wondering how you can invite a complete stranger to share an apartment with you, please note this woman is not a stranger to me. Also, I knew she was one of my “people” when I saw her random act of kindness a few days ago, when she kindly bought hiking poles for someone who was stuck in an albergue with a broken toe, and who had no way of getting out and buying some themselves.

      It was a long walk today, the longest so far at 31km exactly, but we walked through towns, beaches, woods, horrible roads and industrial areas, stopping at coffee shops and restaurants when we felt like it. And we made it to Vigo, smiling but tired.

      Tomorrow, Nicola will leave, and I will have a rest day, when I will visit Hopefully the rain ease off and the sun will shine again, like it did today.

      No cats were met, but plenty of dogs!
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    • Day 114


      November 22, 2022 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      In Kolonne fahren wir also vormittags los Richtung Vigo. Der Weg war sehr schwer zu fahren, da die chaotische spanische Fahrweise und extrem dichter Nebel keine gute Kombination sind. Oft konnten wir nur einige Meter weit sehen. Unser erstes Ziel von heute war der Decathlon in Vigo. Hier kaufen wir neue Gasflaschen ein und Tobi kauft sich noch etwas Angelzubehör. Anschließend geht es noch zu Lidl und dann im Dunklen und Nebel zu unseren Schlafplatz direkt an der Küste bei Nigrán. Es regnet durchgehend und wir sitzen zu 4. in unserem Camper. Am nächsten Morgen gehen wir an den Strand und sammeln etwas Müll auf der hier in Massen am Strand verteilt liegt. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit sammeln wir zwei große Müllsäcke.Read more

    • Day 12–13

      12. Tag

      April 16 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Beim Aufstehen heute war es wieder Arschkalt.

      Darum habe ich beschlossen ich muss in den Süden ins warme😀

      Einen Zwischenstopp in Santiago de Compostela und dann bis Vigo runter.

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