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... a turn and climb some more. I am completely sure that someone moved Pontevedra, at least 5 Km away. There were some stunning views along the way. We had our first glimpse of the Ria de Pontevedra, with the Vigo bridge on the background. Underneath the bridge are all the platforms where mussels are grown. IT is late and we are getting up tomorrow really early since the walk will be longer with a smaller mountain about ⅓ of the way through. Enjoy these ...
... sharing with officials of Pontevedra and from the Association of Friends of the Camino. Also both puertorrican groups were together for the first time since we flew in. A beautiful lady sung in gallego and in portuguese and Silverio accompanied her at one point. Both nationalities were thrilled to be in each other's company. And for those of us who have such strong emotional and family ties to the place, it was very moving. About the actual ...
Rias Baixas (Bajas in Castilian) is not smoother country than the northern rias. The beaches are calmer, warmer and easier accessible and so beach tourism flourishes here, making it less nature and more resort. Never a moment alone, not even in the shoulder season.
Its most distinct feature are the hórreos, granaries on short granite pillars covered with a round plate to prevent rats from getting to the level ...
So its mothers day today and because we are in a foursome of 3 mothers we had a "lay" day and took the BUS. From Tui to Redondela and then walked the hour to our hotel Anton at Soutoxusto.
Very different to our beautiful Portugal. Bigger, newer, dirtier and less gardens, although we have not hit the camino yet.
Is it money that changes ...
... So good. Galician food is tops on my list! Then something happened that is a first for me. Those that know me well know that I do not watch sports games on TV. But today the Liga Celta of Vigo was playing a soccer match against the Real Madrid. They ended up winning 2-0 and I was cheering them on! We must have stayed in that place for 2 hours! So now it is 11pm and we are back at Christiane's house, packing up for tomorrow's early train ride to Astorga. Time for me to get some ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility