Parador de Baiona
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Before I get to that, need to talk about my wet morning. Nope - no rain - just apparently didn't twist the cap on my camelback (drinking water bladder that sits in backpack) on correctly, so, when I tipped my pack on its side to pack to leave this morning, I had a liter of water immerse the entire pack. Oops. It looked like I wet my bunk bed ;(. Luckily, the beds have plastic liners, and luckily most all of my stuff is in plastic bags. But the pack was soaked through, so I used ...
... was full out cussing like a sailor. Couldn't help it - it seemed the only way to push through it.
When I got to (what I thought was) the top, there was a lovely cross. I asked a man (equally out of breath) to take my picture. He took it, and then, in broken English, he said, "there is a prettier cross up". I began to laugh (you know, that crazy person laugh) and he looked offended. I said, oh, I'm not laughing at the cross, I'm laughing because you said ...
Great nights sleep, even though in a room with 20 people ;). And I felt better than ever this morning even after such a long and difficult day. No soreness, and NO blisters!!!! What a great decision to stay in this town for the day. Ponte de Lima is beautiful. Rainy/overcast this morning, but it cleared up this afternoon - perfect. This morning the town was busy setting up for Feires Novas (starts Thursday) - an annual party that goes on for 24 hours 3 days straight!? They say ...
The sun finally came out today - with a vengeance, and very little shade on Camino in this stretch. But was bound and determined to make it all the way to Ponte de Lima. Left Tamal at 8am and arrived in Ponte de Lima at 6pm. The rough terrain and need for breaks in the shade sure slowed me down. Fitbit shows over 20 miles traveled today. But I made it!! (Sooo happy to see the 1 km sign!). Oh, and a wonderful Portuguese gentleman who stopped from ...
... for the low cloud and fog.
We then climbed down the 800+ steps and proceeded to explore the town further.
In the evening we chatted to the people on the boats either side of us. One of them, a German doctor, was heading north so we did a chart and book exchange as either of us were not going to need them anymore - which worked out brilliantly for both of us.