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Woke up in the morning with a Graham's Winery brochure under the windscreen wiper. Sweet! Had a bit of trouble finding the place, up a maze of narrow streets, the critical one closed and dug up for a recobble. Seems all the original port wineries are in the same quarter of town, beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, all offering tours and tastings. Graham's winery ...
Distance: 30 km
Today is another 30 kilometre stage, nothing new and I'm well rested after the short stage of yesterday. There was something new though: it rained for the first time! It was more a little drizzle than a proper shower, but it was nice and refreshing nevertheless.
The arrows guide us along ...
... An other habit is to take care of my feet. Even if I didn't walk new blisters anymore for a few days already. The rule is to take care of small annoyances before they become big and you can't enjoy (or even continue) the walk anymore.
What I also do every day is to get a stamp (carimba in Portuguese or sello in Spanish) in the places where I stay. They come in ...
Distance: 26 km
Santiago train ramp is a hot topic. Every conversation about our walk to Santiago ends with questions or remarks about the derailed train. I learn a lot of train related Portuguese words. It is of course very sad what happened there
I started alone this morning, like most of the time, and I'm the last one to leave, also like most of the time.
I meet a new traveler from ...
Distance: 25 km
Today is the shortest trip till now, only 25 km. This means, sleeping in, having long breakfast and having some time to arrange this blogging!
Sometimes of these mini-mercado's (mini supermarkets) are really tiny indeed... They are often just the front room of a house, with some shelves on which you can find random products. This specific one you ...