We said goodbye to our room with a view before the sun could remind us what it was we would be missing. This was a necessity, as eight days of walking have taken a toll on the feet. Today was no exception. Yet, when I look back at everything we saw today, I am amazed at how rapidly the scenery changed. We literally saw it all.
Our goal for today was to reach Pontevedra (the capital of this region). Little did I know, today’s walk would show me the vast variety of life styles Spain has to offer. We started the day with a bit of a climb that we knew would take us down to the seaside town of Arcade
If it hadn’t have been dark and I had been less in the moment, I would have pulled out my permanent marker and signed one of the shells as well. But, in the moment, I was more concerned with finding my way as opposed to leaving a mark. (I could spend hours on that statement, but that’s not what this post is about so I’ll leave that train of thought to you should you choose to follow it.)
On to Arcade, a beautiful seaside town with a bridge built by the Romans that is still in use.
The former residence of the Baron of Pontevedra. Now a hotel where will will rest our feet and prepare for another day of walking.