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Vigo

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16 travelers at this place:

  • Day22

    Pride goeth....

    November 6 in Spain

    This post is retrospective. After reading Kirsten Harley’s recent exploits I feel like a complete fraud, but there needs to be some explanation of the gap in my footprints.

    A wonderfully fulfilling, if wet, day yesterday, and a peaceful warm night in my little room over the restaurant, I set out once again in the rain. Altus on, umbrella up.

    Not far into the day, before the first coffee stop, I completely failed to see the pavement had a bite out of it (for garbage bins, I think) and wham! Down I went - twisting as I fell - landing hard on my right knee and arm. Two women came rushing to my aid and helped me up. No major damage but a knee that did not feel very happy. Certainly not to walk. So a taxi was called and carried me into Vigo where I spent a day resting, icing and elevating my knee.

    Dramatic views of Vigo.
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  • Day8

    Vigo

    July 21 in Spain

    Heute bin zur ersten Etappe 5.35Uhr aufgebrochen..insgesamt 16km bis nach Vigo wo ich gerade gemütlich am Yachthafen sitze und mir mein 2.Frühstück gönne...

    Die ersten 10 km waren brutal..es ging fast nur bergauf..Steigung teilweise bei 15 %...wo ich dann irgendwann oben war wurde ich mit einer tollen Aussicht über Vigo belohnt..eine grösser als gedachte Hafenstadt...
    Anschließend ging's zum Glück bergab... und ich bin zur Kathedrale Santa Maria hier ganz in der Nähe... und hab mir meinen nächsten Stempel abgeholt...

    Nach einer kurzen Pause gehts weiter nach Redondela..11km liegen noch vor mir .. bis später 😘
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  • Day18

    Vigo to Vigo

    May 31 in Spain

    The apartment we stayed was great. Mainly due to the fact we had been able to cook and get all our washing done and dried. Also it always helps when the local lady had been so friendly. Need to give her a 5 star rating on bookings.com.

    Had to zip off the long trousers to be shorts as it wad drislling when we left. It steadily got worse. Had to put on rain coats and back pack cover on to keep it dry.

    The later half of the walk was past the port and then ship building area.

    Arrived at the hotel just on 12.00. Now waiting in the reception to go to the room but their not ready yet.

    Thought of you Shan when I saw this guy making humungus bubbles. Peggy and Shan used to do this when she was little. Thought you might like it, so took a photo just for you. 😊

    This afternoon we have been doing some retail therapy. Hmmm... won't say anymore about that,as Colin reads this post every day.

    On our ambling back to our hotel the penny dropped. In order to get the Compostella which is the certificate one gets for compleating the Camino each pilgrim need to have 2 stamps on the passport each day in the last 100 kms, of the walk. So back to the hotel to make sure that we were now under our 100kms. And yes now we are down to 93kms. I had been to the cathedral this afternoon, while Shyama was having a massage, and it was closed at that time. So a quick check with the receptionist at the hotel and he said there was evening mass around now. So quick rush to the cathedral and mass was just ending, the priest as as very nice, he gave us the stamp,one down, one more to go.

    On the way we had enquired at a few restaurants if they would give us a stamp if we had dinner. But none of them were doing it. But just out side the church there was a taparia. They did give the seal. So that's where we had our dinner. Now we are sorted for today.

    We think our young people in NZ have a drinking problem, well it is Thursday evening and you should see the crowds round a pub or taparia. The last photo is the crowd that has spilt out of the pub. The crowd was already out of the pub this afternoon when I went to the church this afternoon.
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  • Day221

    Vigo, Spain

    April 8 in Spain

    A great day out in Vigo. It was Fiesta de la Reconquista which celebrates the reconquest of Vigo, by popular uprising, on 28 March 1809 during the Peninsular Wars. All the locals were in period costumes with amazingly detailed stalls set up everywhere. It was huge. We then found a candy store which I said I was just going in “to look”. We however left with a bunch of candy and Jackson’s very first kinder egg. He had never even heard of kinder eggs before. We had fun once we got back to the cabin and had our kinder eggs. Jackson said the chocolate was a bit to sweet (I had no problem finishing it for him) but we had fun with the toys. I got a little teenage mutant ninja turtle and he got a kind of bowling thing with a cat and mice.Read more

  • Day41

    Vigo

    September 27 in Spain

    This is a lovely city and much more civilized than Porto. It feels more comfortable for me to be in Spain rather than Portugal.
    There were lots of references to Galicia on adds and in magazines so they show off their cultural heritage too. The accents are tough to understand.
    The bus journey out to the airport was a laugh. packed in like sardines, people yelling at the driver. One woman said he was " un bruto" because of how he was driving, which was like a rally car race. I was holding on tight.
    I got all disoriented about the time switch and really could not remember if I was to go ahead or back, so I did neither and showed up at the airport thinking I had too much time to kill but no, I had to go straight to the gate. I am really glad I did not know it was that close or the bus would have been less fun and more stress.
    Photos : Sardines on the bus, window washing class and sunrise at the train station in Porto.
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  • Day4

    Vigo, Spain

    October 29 in Spain

    After leaving Southampton, we were one day out, on the way to the Canaries, when during the night we had a problem with the ships stabilisers. Apparently the problem was quite serious, so we had to turn back and dock in Vigo overnight while the repairs were carried out. The cruise itinerary was rearranged and two ports were cut out. The upshot was that the company refunded us 50% of the cruise fare, 25% in cash and 25% as a future cruise credit, which I thought was pretty reasonable. But there are still some people who are not satisfied, one being an MP who is on board and wants a full refund of the cruise fare, so watch this space.
    Anyway the main thing is the kids are loving the trip, and so is Annika, even though she was ill for a day.
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  • Day256

    Semana Santa en Vigo

    March 25, 2016 in Spain

    Since I need my annual dose of Vigo and Galicia, here I am! I am very grateful for the good weather, especially because it will rain for the rest of the week. I enjoyed a long walk through the city center and the port, a plate of delicious pulpo a la gallega and the company of my dear Vigo friends.
    Galicia, tierra de mi corazón...
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  • Day7

    O Castro do Vigo

    July 21 in Spain

    Castro = castle in Gallego, the native language of Galicia, this part of Spain. In the first picture, I'm sitting in a carved stone seat in front of the castle gates.. 2 & 3 are the castle interior as it is today. The fourth is a view over part of Vigo from the castle ramparts. The last is a nearby church on a hilltop.Read more

  • Day2

    Vigo 2

    July 16 in Spain

    More images of places in and around Vigo. The first 2 pics are in the central plaza. The last 2 are street sculptures outside the steamship terminal, depicting emigres. The others are a couple more street scenes

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