Monte Prado Hotel & Spa
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... me a tour, and she had the individual room available, so I took it as a sign, and stayed. Leslie (the owner) took me with her to go shopping in town (left a note on the door for other pilgrims), and off we went in her Renault 4 (yikes!!!) and picked up prawns for dinner. When we got back, there were 4 other pilgrims waiting (Kuhn and son from Belgium, and Christine and Nicholei from germany).
We had a fantastic dinner (the prawns were out of this world) and evening ...
... was full out cussing like a sailor. Couldn't help it - it seemed the only way to push through it.
When I got to (what I thought was) the top, there was a lovely cross. I asked a man (equally out of breath) to take my picture. He took it, and then, in broken English, he said, "there is a prettier cross up". I began to laugh (you know, that crazy person laugh) and he looked offended. I said, oh, I'm not laughing at the cross, I'm laughing because you said ...
... great that the entire town (and tourists) were so excited. There is a fest here tonight - various bands, etc - plan to go early and get to bed for a 6am departure. Tomorrow is the biggest ascent, and it will be a rough one for sure (all of the pilgrims were talking about it). It's only about 12 miles tomorrow, but a straight up 1300 foot ascent in the middle. Going to get rid of more stuff from pack tonight! Start (& end): Ponte de Lima, Portugal 8.64 miles 20375 steps Blisters ...
... someone usually picks it up, which is fun. This town is so pretty, I'm going to take another day to explore tomorrow, then continue the Camino the following day. P.s. For some reason, the "bubba" post did not have all pix first time it was published. Should have them now. Stats: Start: Tamal, Portugal End: Ponte de Lima, Portugal 20.38 miles 48076 steps Blisters - 0!!! (Need to buy stock in moleskin!) Bubba lost more items - getting smaller each ...
... to explore the Ria further and went to the very top and anchored in Ensenada de San Simon. Very pretty. While searching for a place to anchor we saw around 6 dolphins mooching about - that was real cool.
The following morning we headed for Baiona.
The old town of Baiona is very nice, small but nice. The views of the Ria and the Atlantic are magical as you stroll on the outside of the castle walls.
Great bars and restaurants.