2024-04-16 Day 3 Vigo to Pontevedra

Escape From Vigo

The Vigo escape was hard on the feet, the prior days beating was alivied by a taxi ride to Redondela – Rotonda Farola. This was a booked escape made by Follow The Camino, the industrial area of Vigo goes on and on with trucks, forklifts and the smell of bunker fuel.

The 4 Penguinos noted that the existing cab ride was 20 EU, while Redondela is a pretty old town, the climb out of that valley was all highway walking, so we decided to send another 5 EU each to get us closer to a rural trail head. Money well spent and our feet like it it.

And we had a real trail again! Along a nice, very clear stream. The peregrinos herd was getting thicker with a poliglot of trail talk.

The clear streams in Spain are unlike anything I’ve seen in the US, even in the backcountry. The Spanish streams have a sparkling transparency, not issue seeing 4-6’ deep, seeing the fish.

The trail ended with the entrance to the city train station of Pontevedra. Back alley walking, but very clean. The Spanish organize the trash, recycle and composting on a per block basis. Again unlike each US business which has it’s own dumpster. (And no composting). So alley walking is nice to get away from walking alongside the diesels.

I was maybe 200’ from the hotel, it was in the old city. The Google Map showed three intersections to the plaza, but I could see only two. We ended walking around the block, found the hotel, that 3rd street was about 8’ wide and sun umbrellas on the plaza hid the “street”.

Shower, nap, 8:00 dinner, and it was well past hiker midnight. Kudos for the other bloggers than can get a post out on a daily basis! 


Nations today:



South Africa




16 Km



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