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Santiago de Compostela (Day 7) Camino Portugues from Pontevedra to Caldas de Rey (21km) Pontevedra to Caldas de Rey Today, I must have been reborn. According to Cr and J-jo I was now 'Rusa' or the two 'Russitas' referring to Au and myself. I did not like it much and don't know why but anyhow it stuck and now I don't mind it so much. I then named Cr 'Franco' because of his moustache. Today's first half of the trail was quite cool with the odd drizzle, and as usual we began in darkness and later it was overcast. We did good timing and by 10-12km we rested few minutes by a picnic area with a 'cruzado' and an old communal washing trough. Here we ate some morning tea of fruit, bread and nuts. Stopped at ... read more
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P1030534- Breakfast time
P1030537 - Trails along private lands - vines for shelter

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela August 5th 2004

Santiago de Compostela (Day 6) Camino Portugues from Redondela to Pontevedra (18km) I continue with my camino journal notes and photos for those who are interested. Redondela - Pontevedra (18km) ? Wed 4th August 2004 I had a good night's sleep/rest even though we did not end up getting much ventilation. Two walkers got up at 5am and by 0550 we stated our walk in darkness using our torches. By 0700 we started having some daylight and later a good amount of cloud with slight rain. We climbed a decent ascent to view Redondela while the town still had its night lights and reflections in the River de Vigo waters. (Photo). The sea enters the town areas where they cultivate 'mejillones' or oysters. Descending trail took us to Arcade where we breakfasted - hot milk with ... read more
P1030480 - Arcade , tranquil river waters.
P1030481  - by Ponte Sanpaio , Arcade
P1030489 - Antique brick and iron bridge




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