Last Row – Sept. 28, 2022

  • Portuguese Camino: Day 15 / Albergaria-a-Nova to São João
  • Distance: 15.7 miles / Total 220.5 miles
  • Time: 8 hours
  • Ascent: 1,792’ Decent: 1,527’
  • Weather: 55-71 degrees / partly cloudy

Last row to hoe. Whether it’s 5, 10, or 15 miles to walk, the last miles are the hardest. Towards the end, my thinking isn’t as sharp. I see way marking signs but I don’t really look at them. Was it “right,” “left,” or “straight on?” Retracing my steps, I actually look at the sign. My body is saying break time.

Pre-dawn bread delivery is common. Slipping away from my hostel at 5:30am, I asked to buy bread from the delivery man. Smiling he offered me a roll and good journey.
As a scallop shells was on his pack, could he be returning from Santiago de Compostelle?
I will follow you anywhere.
Urban living in a green tiled house.

6 thoughts on “Last Row – Sept. 28, 2022”

  1. You outdid yourself with today’s pictures Linda, love the black front door, the green tiled house, and the man with the donkey/mule belongs on the cover of NatGeo!


  2. Congratulations! You can be justifiably proud of yourself and surely ready for a long rest after this journey. Cherishing every moment, Tom


  3. Absolutely agree, however long or short the walk the last few miles are always tiring! all the best for the rest of your route. Joanna xx


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