A Vella Escola
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... tops of a stone wall. They spent some time there, enjoying the beauty.
When they got home, they were looking at their photos, and noticed a For Sale sign in one of them (that they never noticed when they took the photo before). It was the ruins. Now She had a dream/plan - they talked about opening an albuerge together. Within 1 year, they left it all behind and started the project of building a B&B for pilgrims. While still in progress, it was stunning.
... Then IT began. The "HILL" (aka mountain to us Midwestern folk). Hill - really??
In the beginning, every time the arrow pointed up again, I said, "really"?? Then, you'd turn another corner, thinking it was over, and then there it was - another arrow straight up. Better yet, the trail ended and now it was just large rocks and boulders with yellow arrows painted on them, pointing up.
My "really" became grunts in time with with each step - ...
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.