Tag Archives: Portugal

Bussing around Porto

The breakfast spread at Gallery Hostel this morning was as good as most hotels.   I ate muesli with soy milk, fresh fruit salad and a small roll with jam. Way more than I needed. Then I watched a chap … Continue reading

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Limping around Porto

Not having tested the extent of my mobility for FOUR WEEKS, I somewhat guiltily booked myself ‘special assistsnce’ on my flight from Málaga to Porto. The easyJet employee I spoke to was extremely helpful and supportive and upgraded my booking … Continue reading

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Listen and learn

Who knew? (A lot of you probably, but not me.)  Already three weeks since the sudden end to my camino and I am still using a crutch to get around.  Three weeks!!  At first I thought I would be fit … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Variante Espiritual, Vilanova da Arousa to Santiago de Compostela 27 km by boat + 28 km walking

Today’s distance 28km (the extra 4 km involved walking around Santiago before I remembered to turn off the GPS) Elevation gain 488 m Elevation loss 235 m Total distance from Almería 1,496 km So, today we have a boat trip … Continue reading

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Camino Espiritual, Pontevedra to Armenteira 23 km

Today’s distance 23 km Elevation gain 589 m Elevation loss 331 m Total distance from Almería 1,443 km Although the rain held off for all of our walk yesterday it started in earnest as soon as we arrived and didn’t … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Coastal Route, Vigo to Pontevedra 37 km

Today’s distance 37 km Elevation gain 442 m Elevation loss 478 m Total distance from Almería 1,420 km We walked for 2.5 km to regain the camino track this morning. We took back streets, secret lanes, winding hills and finally … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Coastal Route, A Guardia to Ramallosa 36 km

Today’s distance 36 km Elevation gain 400 m Elevation loss 418 m Total distance from Almería 1,357 km We leave a little later this morning due to losing an hour’s sleep with the time change on entering Spain. The promised … Continue reading

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