sunday October 14: we are about 12 miles north of barcelos in a lovely albergue described in our guidebook as renovated stables. That might only sound appealing to Fran but it means we have lots of space for everything— sleeping, washing and drying clothes, eating, hanging out. Outside are vineyards over which we can watch the sun set. The owner is fixing a pasta dinner for the five people here so far.
We have avoided both forest fires and so called hurricane Leslie. Some people had to walk an extra 10 k to stay out of the fire zone but we were already beyond. And the hurricane blew through overnight so all it meant for us was a strong cool wind to blow us onward.