Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day Six

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis

After heavy rains during the night, we feared the worst. But the skies cleared once we left the Slow City Hostel in Pontevedra. It’s a really nice place by the way. We kept our rain gear at hand, just in case. Today we walked over rolling hills, through shaded woods and past small towns. There were lots of chances to rehydrate also.

Leaving Pontevedra, you pass the River Lerez and over the Ponte do Burgo. After leaving town we made a gradual climb up before we rested at the Pousada do Peregrino.  

The morning’s walk was a perfect balance of challenge and calm.  We saw very few pilgrims our first 2-3 hours, and the path varied from shaded and wooded through small vineyards to hard surfaces. Later on in the day, we met pilgrims from the UK, Poland, Brazil, and Spain.

We arrived in Caldas, an old Roman town, early, so we found the nearest pizzeria and had some lunch. I was really impressed by a mural that I saw as I entered the town. Nice! Two more days to Santiago!

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