San Amaro to Pontecesures 28.5km

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Differences and Similarities

Today the walk from San Amaro to Pontecescures was pretty much the same as yesterday. Apart from a few more pilgrims including two couples walking against the flow from Santiago-with dogs! And sheep either being taken for a walk or out to the field for the day.

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Vines are supported by granite posts in this region.

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No Fixed Plan has Advantages

The Coke and Kit Kat for lunch (I know what you’re thinking!) energized me when I thought I had nothing left. So much so that we did about 6km more than we hoped to do. That’s the advantage of no fixed plan. We’ve pre booked three or four times in 30 days giving us a great freedom. There’s something quite liberating about walking into an establishment and asking for a bed.

Accommodation on the Portuguese Camino

We’ve stayed in a range of places from grungy to very nice, Albergues and camp sites to pensions and casa rurales. Mostly we’ve managed a room for ourselves and often our own bathroom. In the high season I’m sure we would have had to pre book.

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Bronek has booked our hotel in Santiago and I’ve arranged for the luggage we posted to Ivar (who runs the Camino Forum) to be there when we arrive. What a great service!

Only two shortish days and we’ll be in Santiago!

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