Hotel Castrum Villae
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... the Camino gives one a special kind of clarity about many things in life. It becomes easier to cut through all the noise in our lives and see things for what they truly are. Priorities seem easier to determine and decisions easier to make. We have passed a lot of 'Camino" art since crossing into Spain and I thought it might be interesting to post several of the more compelling sculptures we have passed since entering this country. It is a surprising delight to be walking along ...
... rice. In Portugal we usually found the food to be prepared beautifully, which wasn't always the case along the Camino in northern Spain, so we are curious to see what the differences will be now we are back in Spain. As in most places in Europe the fresh pastries are amazing and it is a constant battle not to have several of these delicious temptations every day. We like to try to find a wine from the region where we are walking and have discovered some very ...
... intoxicating and we passed by entire walls covered with the plant. Elise just walked up and buried her nose in the flowers. Then there are also honeysuckle and a number of Gardenia bushes covered in blossoms. Flowers continue to be in bloom everywhere and we are always checking to see if they have any scent. We expect the scenery to change the further we walk into Galicia, perhaps so will the flowering plants.
... people who have opened their hearts and welcomed us, strangers that we are, that will be the thing we remember most about this country. Everyone we passed, and that means probably 5 or 6 hundred people, have wished us a 'good day' and a 'good journey', usually with a smile. We have learned a lot from the Portuguese and will carry their warm and welcoming spirit with us in our hearts.
Day 21- Barcelos to Ponte de Lima 20.5 miles Today was the most rewarding walk so far on the Camino Portuguese. Although it was long, it was a beautiful ramble on back lanes, dirt tracks, farm roads and almost NO road walking. There are definitely more pilgrims since Porto, we meet them at almost every stop. In addition to Australians, we have met other Americans and lots of Germans, as well as some French and of course, Portuguese. I will post several pictures from the ...