Friday – June 30, 2017
We arrived at our starting point at 4 pm and walked through the small town near the station on our way to Vila do Conde.
There were numerous small farms along the way with various crops. Most homes in the area had large gardens and a few had artificial lawns.
Kathy won the prize ( the opportunity to pay for supper ) for being the first to spot a ‘ Fletcha ‘ (arrow in English ) indicating the Camino trail.
While we were hiking the trail, there were several people that greeted us with the word ‘ Camino ‘ in recognition of us walking the path and some pointed us in the direction of the trail.
At 6:30 we took a stroll around the area and found a small restaurant where we had a light but delicious supper.
We celebrated the start of our hike with a chocolate gelato and a cup of cappuccino for desert.
There is a young fellow who is staying in the dorm with me. He is a 29 year old Slovenian named Andre who speaks fluent English and chose to walk the Camino for his vacation. Together with his partner, he runs a company that makes beer and teaches other people the art of making beer.
Tomorrow will be a much longer hike and a good test for us.