Because you asked for it… here are more pictures from the trail.
One thing that surprised me about the Portuguese Way was the diversity of places we were able to see since we were traveling on foot.
Along the Way we stopped into some beautiful chapels and churches. Sadly, we passed by many whose doors were locked. We were always grateful for a chance to pop in, rest, and admire the beautiful artwork. One thing I had a hard time getting used to was the Portuguese and Spanish tradition of clothing some of their statues. Some even wore wigs.
In back yard after backyard, field after field we noticed these magnificent graineries. Built to resemble the tabernacle, these boxes on stilts would protect the grain and animal feed. Some are still used today, but many are decorative.
Walking in March, the weather was a little unpredictable as were the accommodations. The hotel we were supposed to stay in one town was not yet open for the season so we were delighted to upgrade to the fabulous Pousada Real Hotel in Padron. The owners recently converted a house into a boutique hotel. We all felt at home and really enjoyed our stay.
Believe it or not, there are even more pictures. What would you like to see or hear more about? Would you like to hear more about the food and wine? The churches and chapels? The blisters?
IF you missed the first Camino post— you can go here to see and learn more.