Monthly Archives: May 2018

Steep climb: The Spiritual Variant

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It seems our greatest difficulty is leaving each location. This morning, the view from our room offered up another stunning day.We left Pontevedra to follow the Variante Espiritual. We followed directions from the…

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A pair of pilgrims ponder a Pontevedra Parador

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As to be expected, it was a quiet Sunday morning when we left Redondela. We passed Camino tiles along the streets and some inner city hórreo too. Crossing a not-so-busy street we entered…

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Resting in Redondela with my fella

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We climbed to Vigo Alta and left the city on a very quiet Saturday morning. Our view of the river, estuary and Cíes Islas were beautiful. Before entering the woods, and a path…

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We go to Vigo

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Leaving Baiona we headed northeast. This put us facing the sun and into the mountains away from the beautiful coast. Goodbye flat costal route. After a few twists and turns, we found the…

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A bottle of red, a bottle of white and lots of tapas in Baiona tonight

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Our way out of Oía was scenic. The ocean was calm and there were no other pilgrims in our view. Except for this guy. We passed cows and horses and some former carnival…

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Oia vey; We are in Spain

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Sadly, our final morning in Caminha, Portugal was gray and struggling to clear. We were not going to swim the two kilometers across the Minho River to Spain. We had planned on taking…

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May Day, May Day!

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If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims (or in our case, peregrinos). Today was a picture perfect first day of May, filled with a cloudless blue sky and…

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