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  • Day9

    Tag 9 O'Porrino - Redondela

    August 14 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Hallo ihr Lieben,

    Da ich in Spanienen ja wieder die gleiche Uhrzeit habe wie ihr, ist mir heute aufgefallen, dass es um 7 ja noch gar nicht hell ist😳 ist der Sommer schon vorbei?
    Wir sind heute im Dunkeln los gelaufen, ich wollte es erst gar nicht glauben!
    Die kurze Strecke von 15km heute verlief viel durch Dörfer und auf der Straße und nur selten durch schöne Waldstücke. Alles in allem nicht so berauschend die Etappe.
    Dafür erhoffte ich mir viel von dem Städtchen Redondela (aufgrund des wohlklingenden Namen dachte ich an eine süße Kleinstadt).
    Leider wurden wir in mehreren Tapas Bars unfreundlich begrüßt, böse angeschaut als wir um 15 Uhr nach Essen gefragt haben oder direkt weggeschickt... Irgendwie kam ich mir nicht so willkommen vor und damit hat Redondela massiv an Charm verloren. Zusätzlich hat die Herbergsmutter einen 10min Vortrag zu den Herbergsregeln auf Spanisch runtergerattert, mit der Begründung wir seien ja jetzt in Spanien (leider haben die 40 Pilger um sie herum fast nichts verstanden, weil Spanisch nicht Weltsprache ist?!) ein weiterer Minuspunkt, die Gute war dem Englischen nämlich mächtig, wie sich später herausstellte?!
    Um den Tag zu retten, gingen wir noch Sangria trinken, und das war wirklich die beste Idee und hat Redondela dann doch noch gerettet.
    Morgen ist in Spanien der seid Tagen vorbereitete Freitag Mariä Himmelfahrt. Dh wir müssen uns mit essen eindecken um nicht zu verhungern, alles hat zu😋
    Gerade liege ich im Herbergsbett, direkt neben uns spielt eine Jazzband, und wir können nicht hin weil die Herberge um 22 Uhr die Tore schließt, gezwungene Bettruhe für alle! 🙈

    Fazit des Tages:
    Spanien, das kannst du besser!!
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  • Day8

    Redondela

    July 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    ...nach insgesamt 37.5 km bin ich gegen 15Uhr hier gelandet.. halbtot.. da der Weg viel weiter war als gedacht...die letzten 5 km waren äusserst schmerzhaft...es ging nur mit Zähne zusammenbeißen ans Ziel...

    Dann habe ich geduscht.. kurz geschlafen.. was gegessen und gleich schlaf ich weiter.. bin so mega durch...
    Wer kommt auch auf die Idee über Vigo nach Redondela zu laufen?!

    Statt 11...37,5 km... wie blöd muss man sein... 🤣🤣🤣😩

    ..trotzdem stolz es ohne Taxi etc geschafft zu haben... es setzt bei mir gerade ganz viel an Energie und Euphorie frei... es ist schon geil..😁😊😄👍

    Mein Resümee gibt's aber erst am Ende der Reise... vorher liegen noch 5 Tage Wanderung vor mir...

    Bis morgen..und demnächst gute Nacht 😋😘
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  • Day23

    Dear friend

    November 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today I met my friend Annette at Vigo airport and we walked from there to Redondela. Before arriving at our albergue we spied a restaurant crowded with people. It obviously needed us! So a delicious meal of stuffed calamari in its own ink, followed by a platter of desserts. Luckily we were very close to our destination along a peaceful stream. The sun was shining!Read more

  • Day19

    Vigo to Redondela

    June 1, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    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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  • Day9

    Day 5 Tui to Redondela

    April 19, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Day 5 Tui to Redondela
    32.4 km 20.1 miles
    Today was not a repeat of yesterday of terms of someone looking for their torch. I was up and out of the Albergue for 6.30am in total darkness.
    I would like to paint a picture of warmth and a pleasant start but I would be lying. It was lashing rain. Waterproofs on and trying to negotiate a maze of streets out of the town. I knew that I was onto a good thing when I followed two Italian pilgrims who were also setting off. They looked exhausted and they were just starting.
    I realise why the Spanish side of the Camino is great. They take it seriously. The way is well marked and gravelled. No flipping cobble stones and muddy sections.
    The rain continued most of the day but I enjoyed it. I stopped for a great breakfast at 8.30am. I ordered coffee,juice and a bacon sandwich. My Spanish teacher and Estelle won't believe me that it was all in Spanish.
    I reached a point where there was an alternative route through countryside or a kilometre shorter route through an industrial estate. It was still lashing. I had already taken my shoes and socks off twice this morning to get across streams. I decided to walk the industrial route for 5 km. no pictures because you can all picture it. A straight road, lashing rain and that chemical smell that grips the back of your throat. For some reason, I kept humming ELO ' I wish I was a Wild West hero'. Must have been the chemicals.
    I stopped briefly in an industrial town called Porrino for some fruit and a drink. There was nothing else remarkable about the place. The rain never helps.
    I continued a slog up a flipping long hill and the downhill to A place called Redondela, which next to the sea. The Albergue was originally a 16th century manor tower house. It has excellent facilities. I have managed to wash and dry all my kit and get a bottom bunk. A very important point. So, it is a couple of drinks, a bite to eat and I feel a snore fest coming on. Buen Camino mis amigos.
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  • Day24

    Lookin' good, Redondela (not)

    June 15 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Maybe it's an unfair first impression. I don't know.. after a long strenuous walk, I had a hard time finding a place to stay and the weather is grey, so I'm a little grumpy.

    Spain is very different, not as tidy and manicured as Portugal. More rustic. Don’t get me wrong; I love Spain, but after guidebook descriptions of Redondela being "delightful" and "charming", when I got there, I just wasn't feeling it. Too many cars and grimy buildings decorated with graffiti. A slight whiff of spoiled fish. The people are unattractive. Even the PIGEONS... take a look at this piece of work sitting on my table like my new BFF. Looks like he got dredged in hot grease. He's also missing some toes. Then another pushed him off, looking to get into my tapa-action. Feathers are a little smoother, but missing parts of both feet!

    Getting outa here first thing tomorrow.
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  • Day9

    Coole Herberge

    October 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Heute hätte der Weg nicht sehr viel zu bieten. Die Herberge ist allerdings echt schön. Ein altes Herrenhaus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert sogar mit nem kleinen Museum.

  • Day6

    Redondela

    May 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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.
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  • Day8

    Jakobsweg Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    April 11 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Von O Porrino sind wir heute auf der kürzesten Etappe über 19 km nach Redondola gelaufen. Man glaubt es kaum wir sind schon eine ganze Woche unterwegs. Bei strahlendem Sonneschein ging es über Mos, Vilar de infesta und O Quintriro nach Redondola. Hier hatten wir schon ein schönes Zimmer mit Waschmaschine in dem "Apartemento Alvear Suites" gebucht. Nachdem wir die Waschmaschine gefüllt hatten war ein ausgedehnter Mittagsschlaf angesagt. Abendessen in der Altstadt mit einem leckeren Pilgermenü (Schweinerücken mit Pommes und Salat.Read more

  • Day14

    Weg zum Meer ☆☆☆

    May 17, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Früh aufgestanden um 6 Uhr ging es auf den Camino. .. heute ist in Galizien ein Feiertag und es kam nach 5 km das erste Kaffee zum Frühstücken. Besonders überfüllt war das Café und trotzdem herzlich hat sich der Inhaber um jeden Pilger gekümmert . Weiter ging es frisch gestärkt nach Redondela. .. dort angekommen hab ich die Herberge im rustikalen Casa de Torre bezogen. In dem Städtchen war richtig was los. .. Musik, Theater und ein Umzug mit Gauklern. Das Leben ist schön ☆☆☆Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Redondela, ريدونديلا, ردندلا, レドンデーラ, Редондела, 雷东德拉

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