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... tops of a stone wall. They spent some time there, enjoying the beauty.
When they got home, they were looking at their photos, and noticed a For Sale sign in one of them (that they never noticed when they took the photo before). It was the ruins. Now She had a dream/plan - they talked about opening an albuerge together. Within 1 year, they left it all behind and started the project of building a B&B for pilgrims. While still in progress, it was stunning.
Today was a day of "really!??!!?s.
Got up before it was light to a pouring rainstorm. Really?? Got my rain gear on and off I went!
John Beirley wrote the guidebook I am following on my journey, and the first sentence to describe today's walk includes, "a delightful day". Really John?? Really????
So, most of the day was uphill - some sections were pretty steep. About 2/3 in, I'm thinking, maybe this "hill" everyone was worried about isn't ...
... 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.