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  • Day10

    Tag 10 Redondela - Pontevedra

    August 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Hallo Ihr Lieben,

    Als wir heute morgen um 7 Uhr los gelaufen sind waren wir die letzten in der Herberge, alle anderen sind dem Run auf die Herbergen verfallen und schon früher los.
    Juliane und ich laufen immer noch "zusammen" (unsere unterschiedlichen Tempo sorgen für gemeinsame Strecken, aber auch für getrennte Abschnitte) und sind gemeinsam gestartet.
    Die Strecke heute hat ein abwechslungsreiches Höhenprofil und Vegetation. Es ging steil bergauf in einen Wald, dann wieder bergab mit Blick über die Meeresbucht, dann wieder an der Straße entlang und durch Dörfer. In der mittags Hitze erreichten wir den Fluß Tomez (wir würden Bach dazu sagen, hier ist es ein Rio) an dessen schattigen Ufer der Weg bis Pontevedra führte.
    Kurz vor Pontevedra bekomme ich von anderen Pilgern die Nachricht "alles voll, die Herberge mit 80 Betten quillt über, da stehen schon 90 Rucksäcke, ihr müsst ein Hotel buchen, aber schnell, die Betten kosten 120€ aufwärts, alles günstige ist schon ausgebucht". Nun wenn schon alles ausgebucht ist was dann?
    An besagter Herberge angekommen zählten wir die Rucksäcke und reihten uns als Nummer 85 und 86 in die Schlange ein. Vor lauter Panik waren einige Pilger weitergegangen bzw hatten Alternativen für viel Geld gebucht. Mein Plan A war an der Herberge zu warten und von den Hospitalerios eine weitere Adresse mit freien Betten geben zu lassen. Die machen das schließlich jeden Tag durch, dass zu viele da sind. Da diese Herberge die Zentrale der Jakobsorganisation ist, werden die uns schon was finden, und wenn nicht wäre Plan B noch ein Stück weiter zu laufen bzw mit dem Bus zum nächsten Ort mit Bett fahren. Alles easy.
    Wir warteten also 2h bis wir an der Reihe waren und stellten fest, dass Plan A absolut richtig war. Mit ca 35 anderen Pilgern wurden wir 2km weiter in einer Turnhalle, die als Pilger-Notfall Herberge fungierte, untergebracht. Hier gab es ca 100 Matratzen, sodass wir mit jeder Menge Platz unser Bett einrichteten.
    Nach dem ich geduscht und gewaschen hatte, saß ich in der Sonne und las. Abends haben wir Pizza bestellt und ein freundlicher Pilger hat Wein und Schokokade aus dem weit entfernten Supermarkt mitgebracht. Perfekter Abend!!

    Fazit des Tages:
    Hab vertrauen, lass dich nicht stressen, gehe deinen Weg.
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  • Day10

    Pontevedra

    January 21 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Day three and feeling ok. Stupid knee gives me gyp on the downhill. Beautiful countryside today. Walked solo for most part. Caught up with American girl for the last half hour. Have had a chance to explore Pontevedra. A bigger city with an old part to it. Lots of alley ways to explore. Have just eaten tapas for tea and have been given a shot of local liquor that the owner says I need to tryRead more

  • Day659

    Pontevedra

    April 16, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Pontevedra is a small city on the banks of the wide River Lérez. It is a busy place but has given over land to a free, pristine, 20 pitch 'Área de autocaravanas' close to the city centre with services. Spain really has been amazing for providing these facilities as well as its acceptance of wild camping. There was a list of regulations governing the site that we were happy to abide by.

    Having arrived before midday, we headed into town in search of a café Will had found on Trip Advisor. Water and pollution stained high rises didn't give off the best first impression, but things improved as we approached the old town. Young children and parents enjoyed a great playpark and two multi-use games areas stood ready for when the older kids got out of school. There were a good range of interesting independent shops; fruterias, panaderias, herbalistas, places selling ham and cheese, baby clothing stores and a raft of cafés.

    La Fuga de Blas café was up a side street, its square topped black tables set out on the wide pavement. We asked about something without meat for Vicky, choosing a gulas salad from the two things the waiter told us were available (mainly because we knew what it was!). Will ordered a 'menu of the day' and we waited with our alcohol free beers and bowl of crisps. Unfortunately only Vicky's salad appeared - it seemed Will's lunch had got lost in translation! In the end the waiter understood and brought out the set menu dish of grilled ham on toast with olive oil.

    Returning a different way, we used the Ponte dos Tirantes; an arty suspension bridge near to the van, as a landmark. As you would excpect in a city, there was the usual background noise of traffic, occasional sirens and roadworks, but the place we stayed was modern, well maintained and we really did appreciate their efforts in providing it for us.
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  • Day10

    Shot tasting

    January 21 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    A coffee based liquor. Probably more to your taste Nick. I feel I have to drink it as don't wanna be rude😇

  • Day9

    Pontevedra

    September 23, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach unserer 13km Pause sind wir tatsächlich bis zur Herberge durchmarschiert und zwar wirklich sehr schnell. Allerdings ist Johannes in der Pause dazugestoßen und dann ging’s zu viert weiter. Als wir um 14 Uhr bei Kilometer 30 an der Herberge ankamen, waren wir wirklich super froh, es fing auch genau in dem Moment an zu regnen. Tja schade, nur noch 1 Bett frei, wir sind zu viert. Also zum Hostel gegenüber. 90€ fürs Viererzimmer. Tschüss. Also weiter zum nächsten. Vorher noch schnell angerufen und gefragt ob es noch 4 Plätze gab. Jo. Cool, hin da. Ja schade - waren doch nur noch 2 Plätze! Also nochmal weiter. Bei 32,79km kamen wir dann am letzten Hostel der Stadt an, zahlten zwar immer noch ziemlich viel Geld aber dafür ist es auch echt sehr schön hier. Haben jetzt alle geduscht, uns zur Feier des Tages mal Waschmaschine & Trockner geleistet und gleich suchen wir mal einen Supermarkt um dann zu kochen (und Wein zu trinken). Den Füßen und Waden und Oberschenkeln und Rücken und Schultern gehts übrigens nicht so richtig gut. LGRead more

  • Day31

    Pontevedra - ein letztes Mal Nordspanien

    August 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    Wie mittlerweile - fast - Tradition, holten mich bei der Stadtbesichtigung Pontevedras wolkenbruchartige Regenfälle ein.
    Nichtsdestotrotz genoss ich einen leckeren Pulpo mit Piementos und ließ mich durch die Altstadt treiben.

  • Day9

    Pontevedra

    July 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    21 km entspannt von Redondela über Arcade nach Pontevedra gewandert.
    Ich war knapp 3 std unterwegs... nach gestern eine Wohltat ..

    Daher schon 12 Uhr in der Pension gewesen...danach ein bisschen Kultur... war in der Basilika St.Maria ...meinen 2.Stempel abholen.. da war gerade eine Taufe ...war echt süss..

    Dann etwas in der Sonne gefaulenzt... ganz entspannt also...
    Morgen der letzte "Ritt" über 20 km.... nach Caldas de Reis ..

    Das Ende rückt näher... 😘
    Endlich wieder bei Schatzi.... heute 10.Jahrestag unseres Kennenlernens.. wie die Zeit doch vergeht... 🤗❤😍😘😘
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  • Day21

    Arcade - Pontevedra 15.9.2017

    September 15, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Heute mal eine abgespeckte Kurzversion, da wir eben erst wieder vom Essen zurück kamen und ich jetzt reichlich müde bin. Es stand eine Kurzetappe von 13 KM an, allerdings war die bis zur Hälfte immer wieder mit An- und Abstiegen gespickt. Jenny und Pia stiegen bereits in der öffentlichen Herberge ab, dort war mittlerweile auch Danny angekommen. Stefan, Doreen, Anna und ich zogen in eine private Herberge. Später trafen wir uns alle zum Essen und in der Stadt bischen abfeiern. Das Wetter ist hier weiter phantastisch. Morgen mehr, mir fallen die Augen zu. Ich teile mir mit Stefan ein Doppelzimmer, ratet anhand der Fotos, welches Bett MIR gehört und welches Bett IHM. Wir haben übrigens auf seinen Wunsch hin gelost :DRead more

  • Day21

    Arcade to Pontevedra

    June 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Today our distance to travel was approximately 12kms. For us seasoned walker's it was going to be a walk in the park. Up and out of the hotel by 9.00am. Even though it would be lovely to travel earlier to that, most places do not serve breakfast till 8.30am. The Spanish live a life of less stress. So the good thing is they make you slow down too. You do not hear drivers tooting when someone has stopped to drop of a person or to have a chat. The ones behind wait till the conversation has finished. They will always stop at the zebra crossing if no traffic signals. But if there is traffic signals then you as s pedestrian too need to follow the rules.

    Arcade is famous for its Oyesters, and you can go on a little d tour at some point and eat these, but we were not going to be doing this today.

    Walking on the bridge, across a small river named Verdugo was very picturesque. The mist was yet hanging over the mountains. The water was more like a lake than a river. It was lovely. Real Patience Strong material. It even had a sandy beach.

    Then it was climbing up cobble streets, and goat tracks and mountain paths. Through lovely small forests it was hard but very nice to walk "The Way."

    I have two stories to tell today - one is about David and Gloliath. We came across a snake and he was coming towards us. We stopped and told him to go the other way. He did not listen. So he left us no other choice. I used my trusted walking stick and hit him as hard as I could. He did not know, what struck him. Once I started I did not stop first; it was stopping him on the tracks and then it was stopping him full stop, and then Shyama joined in as well. So he was now either in snake heaven or he'll. Who cares. Colin I think you should take me hunting. I will show you how it's done.🙄🤗🤓.

    The next story is we met a Canadian lady aged 69 doing her 7th Camino. This one she started on the 31.03.2018. To date she has walked 1400 kms on this journey. And now has 60 more to go. This has been the longest Camino she has done. And to top it off she was carrying her own back pack. Her Husband was in BC canada looking after the cats and mowing the gardens.When I asked why she does just Caminos, why nor some other country to go for a hike or tramp. She loves Spain, and it keeps calling her. As charming as it was to meet her, it was a wake up call to my pride on the misley 200kms I have walked so far.

    Pilgrims every where at the moment. Mainly because all the Spanish and Portuguese routes have joined up. So from now on it is going to be like this. We were having a bit of lunch in a cafe after we checked in and rested they were coming in drones. From now on there is going to be swarm of bees going to Santiago. We even met the New Zealanders we had met over a week ago. So that was lovely. Hugs and kisses and we walked together for a very short time, after which we parted company as they were going on a d tour.

    We walked today's paths in record time. We were in our hotel by 12.30pm. That is with hill climbs, weewee stops etc.

    Now it's resting time as to tomorrow is going to test our metal. 21 kms or so uphill most of the way, need to start early. One of the reasons for doing it so fast today was the weather was so great. It was not sunny neither was it raining. It was just right for walking.

    Once again I have had a siesta time, and now we will go and get some dinner. Some of the photos is of our dinner and Sangria from last night. As you can see both of us are far from starving.

    One photo is of a fig tree with so many figs on it, they were not yet ready for harvesting what a pity. One of the photos with the walking pilgrims, the Canadian lady Charlott is the one with the blue back pack cover walking at the back.
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  • Day24

    Parador

    November 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    If you have never experienced a Parador, you owe it to yourself to do it once in your life. We had walked from Redondela to Arcada. In the rain and wind. And no Arcadia - just pouring rain. Wet cold feet. So the Parador in Pontevedra was like arriving in heaven. Huge room, with sofa in antechamber, towels for a giant, canopy beds and a bathroom big enough in which to party. A late lunch of tempura calamari and lagostinos brocheta. Yum. Then to church.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pontevedra, Pontevedro, PTE, ポンテベドラ, 36001, Понтеведра

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