Travel Blogs from Arcos de Valdevez
... sharing with officials of Pontevedra and from the Association of Friends of the Camino. Also both puertorrican groups were together for the first time since we flew in. A beautiful lady sung in gallego and in portuguese and Silverio accompanied her at one point. Both nationalities were thrilled to be in each other's company. And for those of us who have such strong emotional and family ties to the place, it was very moving. About the actual ...
... and hung them out of our window. That was nice and thoughtfull (not to the passersby that had to see all the hanging socks) but the problem was that it had started to rain and the socks are very thick. They will not dry until next week! By the way, Joe and I did not see AR, E, and E the entire day. They were ahead of us from the moment we left Portugal. That is why we have no pics of them while in the trail. Tomorrow, off to Redondela, with a 100% chance of rain. ...
Rias Baixas (Bajas in Castilian) is not smoother country than the northern rias. The beaches are calmer, warmer and easier accessible and so beach tourism flourishes here, making it less nature and more resort. Never a moment alone, not even in the shoulder season.
Its most distinct feature are the hórreos, granaries on short granite pillars covered with a round plate to prevent rats from getting to the level ...
So its mothers day today and because we are in a foursome of 3 mothers we had a "lay" day and took the BUS. From Tui to Redondela and then walked the hour to our hotel Anton at Soutoxusto.
Very different to our beautiful Portugal. Bigger, newer, dirtier and less gardens, although we have not hit the camino yet.
Is it money that changes ...
It was an easy walk today, only 19 km. maybe we are just getting walking fit, our calves certainly have doubled in size. The camino route wasn't so spectacular today, some beautiful bits as shown in the photos. But we have made it to Spain!!!!!!!!!! Tui is a beautiful old city, nobody speaks English, had a very expensive tapas dinner, not great ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking