Pontevedra, Day Two

Tuesday, September 25. Today we stay in Pontevedra, but move to the Hotel Madrid. We walked most of the day, in between check–out and check-in, and I try to write a bit, but the wifi in this location sucks. So wandering the ruins and beautiful park areas is what I will do. And tonight’s Menu del Dia convinces me that I am finished with these set meals. The soup tonight is good enough (Caldo Gallego, which I like very much), but still has too many potatoes for me. Baked chicken drumstick and thigh, mediocre with limp fries (doesn’t ANYTHING come without potatoes??), and the worst flan I have ever had.

It looks like an ugly sponge the color of a very old white sock, drudged up from the ocean floor. I’m very sorry I don’t have a picture of that, but Ria and I will laugh about it for years, I’m sure.

The Pontevedra ruins

I sip wine in front of this beautiful old tree

Back on the road again tomorrow.  We smell the finish line.  In four days, we will be in Santiago de Compostela.  But first, Caldes de Reis, Padron, and a two-day last stage, with a stop in Farmanello to SDC.

We are smart enough to have reserved space in each of these towns for ourselves.  We will soon see why.

About Woodswoman

Writer, educator, psychotherapist, woodswoman. Crave solitude and just walked the Camino de Santiago from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. Long-term partner, Neil. Three grown kids, one traveling the world for a couple of years (see theparallellife.com), and two in other countries . . . Thailand and Texas! One Golden Retrievers and two cats. Avid reader, looking for 10 more hours in each of my days.
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3 Responses to Pontevedra, Day Two

  1. cowgirlj says:

    Walking around the sites of town is still walking! What does your fitbit tell you at the end of your sightseeing days? More miles, mo doubt!

    • Woodswoman says:

      Well, I don’t have a fit bit, but I do have something that came with my phone. So yes you are correct. Fucking around these places it’s a good 3 to 5 miles every day and even though I haven’t written yet about the end of the Camino or my time in Barcelona, my phone is tracking at least 10 km every day in Barcelona. So that’s at least 6 1/2 miles. I’m getting my miles in one way or another.
      Well, I don’t have a fit bit, but I do have something that came with my phone. So yes you are correct. Fucking around these places it’s a good 3 to 5 miles every day and even though I haven’t written yet about the end of the Camino or my time in Barcelona, my phone is tracking at least 10 km every day in Barcelona. So that’s at least 6 1/2 miles. I’m getting my miles in one way or another.
      Xo

  2. While it may be frustrating to have wifi difficulties, if it means you’re exploring and experiencing where you are instead of writing, I’m very willing to wait.

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