Porrino To Pension Jumboli

Day Seven, 19.2 K, 11.9 Mi.

Written on May 6, 2014.

Today we walked from Porrino to Pension Jumboli just north of Redondela, Spain.

The view from Pension Jumboli.

The way marking in Portugal and now in Spain on the Camino Portugues has been exceptional. There are very few opportunities to get lost. The waymarkers are creative and distinct.

Yellow arrow and yellow “clam shell”.

I have mentioned Donal in a previous blog and what a help he was in getting information about where to walk from to receive a Compostela for the Camino Portugues.

Kathy, Nancy, Donal, And Angel.


Pedra Furada To Barcelos

Day Four. 13.0 K., 8.06 Mi.

Written on May 3, 2014

Thanks to Antoinio for a great meal, a place to stay, and a wild imagination. We were glad to see Antonio as we walked through a nearby village.

As I approached a small building on the way to Barcelos I heard music and looked in.

Just past this window was a sign saying “Artist Studio”.

When I motioned that I would like to take her photo she nodded.

Lots of festivities in Barcelas today.

Terese, an Angel at Hotel D. NiƱo. She gave us gifts of food and tender loving care.


Vilarinho to Pedra Furada

Day Three. 18.5 K, 9.07 Mi.

Written on May 2nd.

Great start with breakfast served by Manny. Thanks for answering our questions about local landmarks and traditions.

Ida and Manny, CJ's Cafe.

Kathy, Kasie, Vern, and Angel on the Ponte de Zameiro over the River Ave.

A dog friend who lives on the other side of the bridge.

After we entered Sao Pedro De Rates we saw a cafe. We all needed a break. The owner came out with small complimentary glasses of Port and a guest book. As we were leaving he pointed toward the Camino…what….that's not the way we were going. He could see that we were confused so he walked out of the back of his cafe with us to make sure we were on the right “way”.

Fernando of Macedo's.
Fernando told us about Antonio's in Pedra Furada, a great place to stay and have dinner. At first I didn't consider the suggestion. It was half the distance that we wanted to walk today. But as we continued on the Camino my throat became more sore and the day hotter. Antonio's sounded like a great option!


Maia To Vilarinho

Day Two. 7.8 K, 4.8 Mi.

Written on May 1, 2014.

Today we saw our first Pilgrims walking past us during a break…..great feeling to know we are on the right path.

Shortly after that many bicyclists rode past.

A beautiful flower on the side of the road. The distance between the grass and the white line is where we walked for many miles today.

I love this sign! Plus it showed us how close we were getting to Vilarinho.

Casa Laura in Vilarinho. Just what we needed! We are so grateful to be here.