Today it rained.
It finally destroyed my record for rain-free days, but the farmers needed it.
That’s how I rationalised the crushing disappointment.
It was light rain, barely rain really, but given that I had to put on a rain jacket, I could no longer call it drizzle.
With mist hanging in the mountains, and glowering skies, it made for a very beautiful walk. Particularly with Spring flowers everywhere.
It was a longish day – more than 20kms – but everyone was in good spirits. The day remained cool, and after lunch the rain stopped – so it was wonderful walking weather.
Jennifer hung out as usual with the back mob, and they meandered in late – having had a relaxed and fun day.
Walking into Ponte de Lima is one of the highlights of this Camino. It has to be the most beautiful entrance to any town on this route.
This evening we all went into the historic centre to have dinner.
the town was all lit up for festivities…
Jose, the wonderful agent who has helped organise the tour, lives in Ponte de Lima and popped in to say hello – and connect up with Antonio.
After dinner, we walked over and looked at the Romanesque bridge and the church beyond… Tomorrow we will be crossing that bridge and heading up into the mountains for the toughest day of the tour.