This week Danielle and I are support crew for Ceridwyn who is going to walk the pilgrim’s trail from Portugal to Santiago – a distance of 115 kms over six days.
We have booked a beautiful stone cottage in a rural area – Casa do Curralino which is near the village of Morana, close to Pontevedra and Caldas de Reis and the N550 road which the pilgrims trail very roughly follows. Lovely English hosts, a luxurious tiled bath, perfectly renovated, Wood fire, self catering, friendly dog, great garden…
It is something that Ceri has always wanted to do, and she has put a lot of planning into it. She picked up the Pilgrim’s passport in Porto at the Cathedral, and when she stops along the way – at cafes, bars or churches, she asks for a stamp as proof of her visit. Most of the churches are not open, but bars are reliably open and offer a welcome refuge along the often lonely path.
The tourist season has ended and Ceri has encountered few other pilgrims along the way. The weather has turned and it is cold and often damp, but there is a warm welcome by many strangers along the way