Double-Up – Oct. 6, 2022

  • Portuguese Camino: Day 23 / Vila Praia de Ancora to Vila Nova de Cerveira
  • Distance: 14.7 miles / Total 324.4 miles
  • Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Ascent: 681’ Decent: 644’
  • Weather: 62-73 degrees, clear & sunny

Strategic planning lets me double-up. After today’s 14 mile walk, I grab a train followed by a taxi to Tui, Spain. It’s a crown jewel on the Portugués Camino Central Route. The second time I walked past the convent, the door was open. Inside I was greeted by a visitor. She explained the five resident cloistered nuns made and sold the most delicious cookies. Who could resist? To prevent interaction with the secular world, a revolving pass-through door was used. This enabled the nun (50-years in residence) to sell me cookies without setting eyes on me.

Some never leave once they enter…

3 thoughts on “Double-Up – Oct. 6, 2022”

  1. Wow! What an amazing story! The nunnery is so intimidating looking. Imagine spending your life apart the way these nuns do. I must read more about them.


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