Bom Caminho, Spring into action

U.S. by us

TAP airlines to Porto, a metro train to Vila do Conde and we start our redux Caminho feeling great.

Peregrino passports in hand, our first stop was the church as we entered town. Our backpack is streamlined and our camelbaks are filled; we are psyched to follow the Senda Litoral (coastal route) again towards Santiago de Compostela.Today, however, is all about Vila do Conde and getting a good night’s sleep.

We marched all over town and learned some fascinating information. Here are a few fun facts about VdC:

The beautiful and nearly intact Santa Clara Aqueduct took almost 90 years to complete and it spans more than two and one half miles and has 999 arches. The main reason it took so long to complete… they realized they had miscalculated the slope in the 1630’s and needed to adjust it.We were aware that Vila do Conde was a…

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