A Vella Escola
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A brisk walk took us to the high point of Vigo. The Castro complex at the top of the hill overlooking the Ria de Vigo.
The views are great and you can imagine the great sea battles of yesteryear with canon balls being shot at the galleons below.
There is also the remains of where ...
... and and a half journey took us to the coastal town of A Guarda which is mainly a working fishing harbour. It's out of season now but we managed to find one place still open which sold seafood. Mussels, scallops and langoustines - excellent.
There is a lovely coastal walk towards the border with Portugal where the waves crash in from the Atlantic. It's pretty undeveloped here and full of atmosphere.
We caught the train down to Vigo on the coast this morning. It's a big city on the mouth of the Ria de Vigo and to cut a long story short, it has belted down with rain all day.
We dodged the rain by going into bars for red wine and the free tapas each place provides. It's a destination for the most enormous cruise ...
... terminal and out to the front of the terminal so we decided to go back inside the shopping centre and buy some pastries from the bakery. I bought some Halloween biscuits. We returned to the ship after this as the queues had calmed down. We headed to the open decks for lunch and found that the whole of deck 15 has become a swimming pool. My deck shoes became flippers! In the evening, Penelopé wore a dress that made her ...
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Another lovely day. The sun has shone all day and walking through the forests has been delightful.
There are many more pilgrims now especially from Spain as you qualify for a Compostela from Valenca/Tui. There are more younger folk too a s you can fit in this 'mini Camino' into a weeks holiday.
Lunch was by the estuary at Arcade which was a very enjoyable hour or so watching people walk on by.