Getting into the swing of things now – up at 6 am – apply “moleskin” a padding to tender areas of feet – amazing stuff – Not tried it before – but it really stands the test and sticks like the “proverbial” to a blanket 😜 even with the hottest boots and the constant friction of 35,000 steps today.
Quiet at this time of day .
Breakfast on the road – great cafés open from 7.00am – Kickstarter + Coffee and meat filled pastries in a combined Café and Carnicero
It feels good getting the miles under your belt this early – the weather going to be hot today – aiming to finish walking before 2.00pm .
It has its own rewards as the last of the dark shows the Ria in reflection
It’s changing fast ……. there’s only 10 seconds between these two photos on the exact same spot –
“Rustic” can be over-used as a catch all description : NOT HERE 😆
Vistas start to open up as I move along the Estuary – and start a steep climb on dirt tracks through the forest – past a familiar fence of crosses woven by the Pelegrínōs.
The gardens on the descent – full of fruit – huge lemons – over ripe oranges – squished apples all over the road – it happens when you have such fertile climates.
Through an interesting village – just how to address your post without giggling if you lived here ?? 😆
But before imaginations run wild I found the “New House ” – so no passion palace after all –
Down through Cabanas – over a vibrant harbour .
And this impressive bridge – the “Ponte” in Pontedeumé .
And through narrow streets that follow the Camino past restaurants on shady squares , packed pavement cafés and historic buildings
Distracted by lunch and sightseeing it’s very hot now – said it would be 27c feels like 32c .
I’m headed for this place O Crucerio 3k Up the hill – in Campolongo .
A good place to start a 25k day tomorrow.