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  • Day19

    Vigo to Redondela

    June 1 in Spain

    While we were having breakfast at the hotel which was next to tasteless, we could see the sky's opening up. Our thoughts were we had to walk in that. Grin and bear we are pilgrims you take the good and the bad. One could always pray, and hope we are heard. So after a glass of freshly squeezed O.J. and a cup of tea, and a prayer to the one above we were on our way. By now the rains had settled down to a drizzle, and after 10.00 minutes or so it was completely gone. We were heard!. As a side note the last thing we do before we leave our accomodation is to say a prayer, and we take it in turns to do this.

    We were on a roll in getting stamps now. Today I think we got 5. Impressive. I have only one more page and my passport is completely full. I either need to get another passport, and if not do it over some of the printed matter on the back of the passport. Will cross that bridge when I come to it.

    The journey today was climbing but it was all the way a gentle climb. We were just walking round the entire port of Vigo for miles. It is a large port, and seems to go on for miles. When we first saw the view of the harbour and the port as we were walking it looked great. But as we kept walking the view just got better., yet it was the same view basically.

    We stopped for a shoe shopping break, and then off again. We went to a church and for a change it was open and there were people in it. As we knelt to pray a gent came up and asked if we wanted a stamp in sign language. Of course we did, we had been going to ask, I think the gent was a priest. So that was great. We are told the staff at Santiago de Compostella like pilgrims to have stamps from churches. One yesterday, one today we are on a roll.☺

    Then we were walking past a taverna and a dog was playjng with two people, and we stopped to watch. A old lady came out and asked if we wanted a stamp. Yes! We are on to it. A cranberry drink and some nachoes with it, and we were on our way.

    Photos a galore, walking through a forrest, a beautiful glade, a small but very cute water fall, and now two very hungry pilgrims wanting some lunch and not a taverna to be seen. Then there is a sign to say 500 meters to a bar. Yes !!!!!

    Well it was not just 500 meters, but it was up a very steep climb. If you were not hungry you would be by the time you got to the top. But the food and the service was worth it. I ate the biggest pasta bowl in my life, and Shyama did justice to a baguette which was a foot long. ( Of course we shared each other's food).

    The distance today was 16kms and finding our accomodation was a bit of an issue, but we got there. We are both of the mind to get some bread and noodles and have it the apartment.

    My body is starting to feel the ache of non stop walking for the last 2 weeks. 12 days straight on the Camino, and two days prior to that in Porto , not to mention the plane journey and the side trip to Poland. Come the morning your back on the road, and actually looking forward to what's on for the day. We met a lot of pilgrims while having lunch at the taverna, 6 cyclist came along, but after lunch when we were walking we met so many cyclists and walking pilgrims, including a young girl from Australia.

    The main photo is me getting the blood back from my legs to the rest of my body. Coming down the steep hill was hard on the knees. The elevation was 240 meters and we came down some very steep steep parts to get back to sea level. Also in the pictures you see how still the water in the harbour is. It was like a painting at times.

    A big thank you to all of you who comment, post, like etc. As that makes it a two way communicatuon and everyone who know's me, know what an introvert quite, shy person I am.🤗
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  • Day6

    Redondela

    May 7 in Spain

    After a broken night's sleep we left early, just after 7am while it was still dark.

    The day instantly picked up when we found that a lovely panaderia was already serving breakfast.

    Second breakfast at Mos - cafe part of a museum with great views.

    We frequently bump into fellow peregrino - from Sweden, Italy and Ireland.

    Nice to have a private room for n a pension tonight.

  • Day7

    Krasser Scheiß

    September 25, 2015 in Spain

    Ich war heute echt krass drauf 😳
    33km !!!!!!!!!! 😀🇪🇸
    Habe jetzt geduscht und meine wäsche in die maschiene geworfen 3€!!! Plus 3€ trocknen .. Aber das habe ich mir verdient ..
    Ich würde jetzt gerne ins bett aber das wäre Blödsinn .
    Bin jetzt in Redondela. Habd die 100km marke geknackt . Jetzt sind es noch 82 km bis santiago . Schötze mo-Di bin ich da .. War so nicht geplant . Was mache ich die restlichen tage nur ?😂😆😂eventuell finesterra oder ausruhen 😛
    So sehen krasse Typen aus 😜😜😜😜😜
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  • Sep12

    Etappe 6: Caminah - Mouges

    September 12, 2017 in Spain

    Heute morgen 9:00 Uhr haben wir nach zwei Nächten auf dem Campingplatz Portugal verlassen und sind mit der Fähre über den Rio Minho nach Spanien übergesetzt. Das sonst sonnige Spanien begrüßte uns mit grauen Wolken, Nieselregen und deutlich anspruchsvolleren Wegen. Unsere Route führte zunächst steil den Berg hinauf und dann wieder bergab zur Küstenstadt A Guarda. Von dort aus liefen wir an der Spanischen Küste immer weiter bis nach Mouges, wo wir in einer typischen Pilgerherberge direkt an der Küste in einem größeren Schlafsaal übernachteten. Die Unterkunft war nur dürftig ausgestattet, aber wir hatten jeder ein Bett und etwas zu essen. Zum Abschluss des Tages, konnten wir noch einen schönen Sonnenuntergang direkt am Meer beobachten. Laufstrecke: 21,3 kmRead more

  • Sep13

    Etappe 7: Mouges - Vigo

    September 13, 2017 in Spain

    Wir haben uns dazu entschlossen, die heutige Strecke zum Teil mit dem Bus zu fahren, da wir nicht mehr ganz so viele Tage zur Verfügung haben und der Rest des Camino sonst zu stressig wird. Nach einem Kaffee und ein paar Madeleines (typisches spanisches Gebäck) sind wir heute morgen aus unserer Pilgerherberge los und durch eine sehr öde Landschaft entlang der Küste nach Baiona gelaufen. Baiona ist ein sehr schöner kleiner Touristenort direkt an der Küste, mit schönen Geschäften und vielen Restaurants, wir wir gegen Mittag uns auch etwas zu essen gegönnt haben. Bei mir gab es einen sehr großen Hamburger, der auf der Karte allerdings als kleiner angepriesen wurde. Ein einheimischer sagte uns, dass der große doppelt so groß sei und ich besser den kleinen bestellen sollte. Von Baiona aus fuhren wir direkt mit dem Bus weiter nach Vigo (ca. 300.000 Einwohner), wo wir in einem Hostel eincheckten, welches für 18€ pro Person jedoch leider einen miserablen Zustand bot. Nachdem wir uns zwei Mal beschwert hatten, bekamen wir schlussendlich ein Zimmer mit fünf Betten für uns alleine, was dann soweit in Ordnung war. Laufstrecke: 13,1kmRead more

  • Sep14

    Etappe 8: Vigo - Redondela

    September 14, 2017 in Spain

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück sind wir heute morgen Richtung Redondela gestartet. Da Steffi gerne weiter an der Küste gehen wollte, ich jedoch gerne den Weg über die Berge nehmen wollte, haben sich unsere Wege heute mal nach ein paar gemeinsamen Kilometern getrennt. Mein Weg war für mich der bisher anspruchsvollste. Die Hälfte meiner Strecke ging es bis auf 367 m über dem Meeresspiegel sehr steil bergauf und anschließend wieder bergab bis nach Redondela, ein kleiner Ort am Ria de Vigo Fjord. Seit Vigo ist die Landschaft deutlich bergiger und das Wandern wird zunehmen anstrengender. Angekommen in Redondela konnten wir kurz nach Mittag wieder eine klassische Pilgerherberge mit Mehrbettschlafsaal beziehen. Was für mich Anfangs noch ungewohnt war, wird von Tag zu Tag zur Gewohnheit und macht mir immer weniger aus. Ich freue mich allerdings auch schon wieder sehr auf meine eigenen vier Wände und mein eigenes Bett, ohne fremde Menschen um mich herum. Laufstrecke: 18 kmRead more

  • Day9

    Day 4 Ponte De Lima to Tui

    April 19, 2016 in Spain

    Day 4 Ponte De Lima to Tui (Spain)
    37.5km 23.2miles
    The benefit of staying in an Albergue is that everyone gets up early even if you don't want to.the lights on the dormitory came on twice at 6am because someone couldn't find their head torch. Never mind the other 15 people trying to sleep.
    As a result, I was packed and on the Camino for 6.30am. Feet felt good. I was aiming for Valenca on the Portuguese/Spanish border.
    I watched a beautiful sunrise and walked along very muddy tracks.
    A lot of hills today but no main roads. It culminated in a slog to Portela Grande at 435m and down Rubales. At least one or twice, I had to take my shoes off to cross swollen rivers. The reward was cool feet.
    I passed through a lot of villages. These were usually marked by chained dogs going mad as you walked past. You usually knew how far a peregrino was ahead or behind you as the dogs barking echoed up and down the valleys.
    I didn't see that many peregrinos. I did walk with a German guy called Phillip from Near Stuttgart. He had recently finished his studies and decided to walk the Caminho.
    The heavens opened mid afternoon for about a hour. It was a case of head down, iPod on and stretch the miles out to ACDC.
    I made the conscious decision to walk through Valenca. The town was located on an elevated fortified position overlooking the Rio Mino and Tui in Spain.
    I crossed the bridge and entered Spain. At least now, my evening class in Spanish might come in useful.
    I stayed in the main Albergue. Just 36 beds in 2 dorms. I was first in the second room and had a great spot. No internet last night, hence the post now.
    I was exhausted but delighted to be in Spain. 37.5 km ticked off. I showered and washed my clothes at the same time. Al Cox and other peregrinos understand this. I then did a tour of Tui Cathedral. It dates from 1584. The cathedral is dedicated to St. James 'The Moor Slayer'. Of course, everyone loves the Irish so I was safe.
    I went out to a local restaurant ordered my food in Spanish. Felt very smug. My Spanish teacher would have been impressed. Fell into my bed at 8.30pm.
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