Monthly Archives: September 2018

Redondela, Rosa, and Our “Private Room”

Saturday, September 22 – Breakfast at the Hotel Arco’s café, run by Manuel’s daughter. She too tells me about her mother (Manuel’s wife) walking from Sarria to Santiago in three days. 100 km in three days. I ask, “WHY?” and … Continue reading

Posted in Albergues on the Camino, Backpacker beware, Camino de Santiago, Dorm life, Oldish world traveling, Redondela Rosa, Spain, Women Walking | 6 Comments

Into The Woods . . . for awhile

  Friday, September 21 – Ria, Michael and I, along with the other Albergue guests, walked out early today in deep fog.  62 degrees and 99% humidity. A common theme for the coast, I guess. The paltry breakfast at the … Continue reading

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Across The Portuguese/Spanish Border

Thursday, September 20. I’ve been thinking about how very different this Camino is . . . not only that I’ve been in Portugal rather than Spain, thus far.  Not only that I’m on a beach boardwalk for the most part, … Continue reading

Posted in Albergues on the Camino, Beautiful seafood, Boardwalks and sand paths, Camino de Santiago, Camino Portugues, Hiking oceanfront, Oldish world traveling, Spain, What Goes on in the Mind, Women Walking | 4 Comments

Beach Day Off

Wednesday, September 19.  My day at the beach is lovely, though I had sent my swim suit on to Santiago earlier, when I thought I would have no time to get in the water.  But the view is magnificent and … Continue reading

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Mini-vaca in a beach town

Tuesday, September 18. This morning, I can’t say I “awakened” because I hardly slept all night. Went to bed at ten, woke up at midnight for the bathroom and then could not go back to sleep. I hate these nights. … Continue reading

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Viale do Castelo and then on my feet again

NOTE: Forgot to track my distance on the 16th. 13.9 km. MONDAY – September 17. Up at a decent hour from our room in the green hotel, and Ria had already scouted out a bakery for tea and crumpets. She … Continue reading

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On The Boardwalk

September 15-16, 2018: Matosinhos to Povoa de Varzim Before I began this Camino, I promised myself I would travel only what was a bit farther than comfortable . . . I’ve done two full Caminos in the past and have … Continue reading

Posted in Beginnings, Boardwalks and sand paths, Camino de Santiago, Camino Portugues, Getting started, Hiking oceanfront, Women Walking | 6 Comments