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"In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart." ~ Phil Coustineau, from his book, "The Art of Pilgrimage."
Day twenty-one on the Central Route of the Camino Portugués was a day for digging deeply into myself and my Camino experience.
Day twenty on the central route of the Camino Portugués can be very long or very short, depending on your desires.
Day nineteen on the Central Route of the Camino Portugués was another fabulous walk through the Portuguese countryside, then a tour through the medieval city of Valença,,an international crossing of the Minho River and the grand finale in the medieval Spanish city of Tui.
Day eighteen on the Central Route of the Camino Portugués is mostly off-pavement on paths and cobblestone lanes and includes a rigorous climb in the middle of the day on the ancient Roman road, the Via Romana.
Our day seventeen on the Central Route of the Camino Portugués was a very long walk for me. It was however, full of charm and our ongoing comraderie which made the miles go by quicker than otherwise. We continued to help Magdalena, however, she made her own road as well.
Day sixteen on the Central Route of the Camino Portugués was a day full of surprises.We continued to gather strong and capable men to help us fulfill our purpose.
Day fifteen on the Central Route of the Camino Portugués was a long walk through the northern suburbs of Porto. It was not an ugly walk, nor all that industrial as some would suggest, but yet not as inviting as future stages. Regardless the Spirit of the Camino can be found.
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Our day twenty-five on the Camino Portugués, drawing to a close, was an emotion-packed day, walking the final 7.6 kilometers and reuniting with friends in Santiago de Compostela. Our journey was ending, but our pilgrimage had only just begun.
Our day twenty-four on the Camino Portugués was long, yet beautiful and enjoyable, meandering back and forth along the path of the N-550.
Our day twenty-three on the Camino Portugués was filled with long stretches through the Spanish countryside, on a consistent-appearing terrain. It was not my best day, nor the most beautiful, but none-the-less we kept walking.
On our day twenty-two on the Camino Portugués, we joined the throngs of pilgrims from the Central Route and those walking the final 100 kilometers from Tui.
On our day twenty-one on the Camino Portugués, we walked four kilometers on the Sendal Litoral, then went farther inland to complete the day on the Coastal Route, walking through Vigo and later via the high, flat and easy plateau trail system.
On our day twenty on the Camino Portugués, along the Coastal Route initially, and then the Senda Litoral, we combined stages to do one-and-a-half traditional stages, with the help of the local bus route.
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