Camino Santiago Portugues Day 6

We start our mornings at 7 and head to the closest cafe for coffee and breakfast that’s coffee with milk – 2 sugars and a pastry. 

We have yet to burn off the calories we eat in one day. I know this because my Fitbit tells me so.

Today we had to walk 5 miles before we found a cafe. Chappy needing his daily coffee fix almost sprinted there – we’ve decided for the rest of the Camino to dangle a cup of coffee in front of him to get him to pick up the pace.

Another beautiful day. The mornings are cool and the breeze keeps us comfortable as the sun takes over the day.
 This day the Camino took us through small towns, ugly rural housing, a short trail (still muddy in places) and industrial areas. Pavement – lots of pavement.

A generous man, Nelson, stopped his car and gave each of us a plastic bag with a bottle of cold water and 2 apples – the timing was perfect! 

I’ve decided that our bodies are equipped to walk 9 miles! Anything beyond that is torture.

34,294 steps and 14.59 miles. Chappy said my Fitbit is a POS and we actually went 15.3 miles today. 

Darrell found us a modern hotel in Aqueda – we are sleeping like tourists tonight – not pilgrims.

Bill asking for directions – 100% language barrier


 

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About Paige Shaw

Bitten by the wanderlust bug years ago - I have become an eyewitness to and documenter of the world’s divergent cultures (92 countries and counting). Photographing vistas that take my breath away, extraordinary architecture and connecting with everyday people doing everyday things. I am constantly reminded that a smile is the same in any language, that making a connection with something so simple is beautiful. Watching my photography transform from using a point and shoot in the old days to the new love of my life - the incredible Sony a7rii mirrorless camera - has inspired me to do more, take chances and seek out the unknown. I’m also a wife, mother, yogi, pilgrim, burner, skier, scuba diver and gypsy. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

7 thoughts on “Camino Santiago Portugues Day 6

  1. Suzy

    Wonderful journal filled with incredible photography and I love the story as it unfolds. I’m enjoying every step. Thank you for taking us along.

    Reply
  2. Bonnie

    Keep on keeping on! Your photos are incredible and again, we thank you for sharing your experience with us.

    Reply

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