Camino de Santiago Portugues Day 10

It’s the first day that we started with blue skies! We relished in the day knowing that tomorrow and the following 2 days will bring rain. Saturday it is predicted to rain up to 2 inches!

Today we walked a quick 8.9 miles with about 20 other pilgrims. It’s like an accordion – you bunch up and expand – bunch up and expand.

We took our last “vacation” day yesterday to visit the town of Braga – rich in history and known to have the first cathedral in Portugal. Originally, we were supposed to celebrate Bill’s birthday on this vacation day but like the weather (literally and figuratively) plans  change….

We are now luxuriating at the magnificent Quinta da Cancela in Balugâes – built in 1736.  We have it all to ourselves – the owner is having dinner ordered in and we will begin to celebrate Bill’s impending 70th birthday – 4 hours and counting.

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The market in Barcelos

Coke Zero in a glass bottle

Long Horned Cows

Roxanne stole my phito and took a photo

You decide.

Wild Calla Lillies

 

The entry to Quinta da Cancela

The surrounding of our casa

 

Playing a round of golf

 

Bill’s birthday eve dinner

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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

12 thoughts on “Camino de Santiago Portugues Day 10

  1. Anonymous

    Have smiled and frowned with you. Love the pictures and narrative. Happy birthday Bill ! Love Linda and Clark

    Reply
  2. Kim Chapman

    LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE STILL ENJOYING… A COKE ZERO IN A BOTTLE… GOTTA LOVE THAT!!! I WANT ONE… HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL A DAY EARLY.XOXO

    Reply
  3. Flightmac

    Okay. My last post disappeared.
    Happy Birthday, Bill! You know how to do it: Flip Flops, Friends, Family, Food, Finewine and Fun!!
    #livingthroughyourtravels
    #milesoflove
    #thankyouforyourservice
    xoxo
    CathyandKevy

    Reply
  4. Lorrie G.

    Start everyday with coffee and your blog; thank you for the daily entertainment. Happy birthday Bill, what a great way to celebrate except for the walking, the rain, and the mud. LG

    Reply
  5. Bonnie

    I am on vacation with you! This is wonderful and love the narrative. Have looked up places you have named to get more history. Be safe and happy!

    Reply

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