May 30/14 In Caldas de Reis

After our full day of rain, we were ready to finish our day in high spirits.

First, getting out of Pontevedra proved difficult with hundreds of drunken students still in the square at 6:30a.m. Yvonne was braver than me and walked courageously among them. I was not so convinced that we were safe. Eventually we found our way with instructions from a couple. No sooner enroute and we saw a corner cafe opened. A lovely couple took great care of us with complete breakfast of oj, toast and tea for Y and coffee for moi. All for 3 euros!

We walked quickly then through very nice lanes and vineyards for most of the day. We met up with Bryan from Donegal. I lagged behind, taking photos. Eventually Bryan walked on ahead. Then we discovered the cleanest and nicest cafe of all. The young daughter with the help of her parents welcomed us and we had our second complete breakfast for 2.50 euros. We took photos and met up with Petra and her new friend from Germany. Then the three Austrians came as we were leaving.

Then we walked for many hours without a rest or cafe. Several times we took short breaks to see to feet and to rest. But by noon my right calf was cramping up. Getting to Tivo was great. Not long later we reached Caldas de Reis and Hotel Ocruceiro.

We washed some clothing and went across the street for items for a picnic with four other camino friends. Soon we will rest, but not before a couple hours of fun with other pilgrims staying here. There are tables outside and inside.

Padron tomorrow night. Less than 4 km to Santiago!

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Bar downstairs

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About Newfoundland Traveller

I'm a Newfoundlander with a love of reading, writing and travelling. I've travelled around our province and lived in four provinces of Canada. I love a good book and a good blog. My family means the world to me, and some day I hope to travel to many countries of the world with my husband and sons' families.
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