Hotel Ibis Braganca
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... like wine when instead of having lawns the entire properties around
their houses are planted in grapes. Well, they like potatoes and cabbage too, but
there’s barely an inch of land on small house plots wasted on grass. Gardens in
Colorado might soon be similar but planted in cannabis rather than grapes.
It was slow going on the beautiful route through the
villages eventually rising up into the Serra de Alvao, here a kind of plateau
with towns and farms ...
... and marsh and water in the dark requires some effort. For a 28km day this was going to be slow going. Took nearly an hour to get the first 3km down the road. And alas as usual, many villages and no coffee. We wandered through rough territory with patches of smooth going and some patches of bitumen before finally hitting a larger town with a beautiful old city perched atop a very high hill. Wandered up a couple of kms of bitumen and finally found a cafe and a bite to ...
With the four eggs I managed to get off the bar last night and with the cheese and croissants we had, we had warm brekky before setting out into what was wild and wooly weather, heavy rain and wind! Yuk! But.....as we opened the door of the Albergue the wind was soft and the rain was a very light drizzle which lasted for a short while and ceased until we reached our final destination. Sunshine for much of the day - just cold. Grateful!
But first I must tell ...
13/5. Slept in -Guy had quick walk up small mountain at back of our "hotel in paradise" (for even more fabulous views) before a sumptuous breakfast at 9am. I could stay here for the rest of our trip but finally had to say our goodbyes to Inigo - another 5 hour drive to Sanabria scheduled. Roads a lot better than in the mountains but we did take a little detour into La Vera valley where we had a look ...
Today, we have a Canda so aim just enjoying a cup of coffee then off on the Camino. It is shorter overall today but I think the the climb is steeper. Later: Boy was I right. It was so hard to go up a Canda. It was a trail through stream nod rocks with very vertical jaunts up the rocks. It was only 6k but I was totally bonked at the top with 19K to go. At the halfway point, I met up again ...