Camino days 16 and 17 and Porto

Monday October 8 through Thursday October 11 (I am writing this Wednesday morning): we arrived in Porto Tuesday, a night ahead of schedule . We saw no reason to prolong the walk through mostly urbanized areas. Monday night we stayed in sao joao de Madeira (John the Baptist), then about 20 miles into Porto on Tuesday. We psyched ourselves up for the long walk by making a hotel reservation and telling ourselves we could take as long as needed to arrive. But we arrived in good time by walking purposefully, much faster than our usual 2 mph. A highlight was seeing the Atlantic from various high points and feeling ocean breezes. The high temperatures are now a comfortable mid-70s. Wednesday and Thursday we will explore Porto and say farewell to our Brit friends who end their trip here.

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