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Walking the Camino: Some images of our 2012 Tour

World Heritage listed Oporto Guimares – Birthplace of the Portuguese Kingdom The Camino at Vila do Conde On the Camino Portugues The legendary rooster in Barcelos The river Minho at Ponte de Lima One day some elected to conquer an … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: Back on Track…

Via the medieval fishing village of San Vicente de la Barquera with its 15th century stone bridge, we travelled onward through verdant hillsides, past the long, yellow sandy beach of Comillas, to the quaint, but heavily touristed, village of Santillana … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: On and almost off the Camino!

During this final stage of our journey we took literally advice from one friendly local, that there is not one Camino, but many paths that all lead to the same destination. In fact our plan was to walk the Camino … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: Searching for El Camino del Norte…

Leaving the seaside village of Camarinas, we travelled north west about 200 km to the equally small fishing port of Cedeira. Friendly advice from the manager of our hotel led us to a rustic, rural tavern where we dined well … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: Santiago and beyond…

Unlike most, we travelled the last leg of our journey to the final resting place of St James, by car. Ruth,with her walking pole to support her broken foot, appeared to all who observed us, as the most authentic pilgrim … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: On the road to Santiago…

From Tui, we detoured along the Spanish side of the River Minho to medieval Ribadavia, once an important Jewish settlement until the end of the 15th century when Catholic monarchs Isabel and Fernando expelled the Moors and Jews from Spain. … Continue reading

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Going our way…

The last five days have been a pleasant mix of walking selected segments of the Camino Portuguese, travelling by car through built up areas and touring further afield to visit places of interest that are some distrance from the pilgrim … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: Here at last! Our Camino begins…

Oporto to Vila do Conde A late start out of Porto and luggage loaded in our trusty car. We decided to go by vehicle to our destination, the seaside Vila do Conde and then to walk back towards Porto along … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: Steeping it out in Oporto…

We arrived in World Heritage listed city of Oporto three days ago, by train from Lisbon. Our first sighting of this enchanting city was of colourful stone houses, churches and monasteries cascading down steep hillsides beside the river Duoro. Sao … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: Counting the steps in Lisbon… Continued

On Friday Sue, Deborah and I were attracted by a reference in the Lonely Planet about a nearby town called Sinta which is situated in the hills just outside Lisbon. It was described as a page out of fairy tale. … Continue reading

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