Getting close to reaching a big goal/milestone. We’re at $40.50/ mile in pledges to the charities I’m hiking for. That means that over my 2 hikes, we will have raised $99,600 for these worthy charities. Don’t you think $100,000 sounds much better? Thanks once again to all who have pledged. You’re my heroes.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a pretty simple guy. I don’t need a lot of fancy “stuff”. Along this trek I’ve just looked for very basic hotel rooms to stay in. In Pontevedra, I’ve been staying at the perfect place.
Yep. Hotel Room is the name of the place. It’s actually one of the nicest places I’ve stayed in and definitely the easiest name to remember.
Spent most of the day wandering the Old City of Pontevedra.
Still amazed and, honesty, a bit repulsed by the ornateness of some of these old churches.
Saturday is market day in Pontevedra. Meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and fresh cut flowers in stalls along the outside of market.
The center stalls are all seafood.
There are many individual stalls and a wide variety of fresh seafood.
She is pretty focused on the task at hand.
100% of the seafood stalls are “manned” by women. Each individual stall is about 5-6” wide. Guessing they are family businesses. He catches. She sells.
This is the “Hola” smile of the day even though she is actually laughing…at me!!
I was trying to get the name of the barnacle-like clawed creatures she was selling. She said the name and I tried repeating. She finally thought it may help if she wrote it down!!
I am pretty sure Percebe are what I saw guys trying to harvest a few days ago on a rock with waves crashing beside and over them. They sell at the market for $40 – $55/kg (2.2 lbs).
They are extremely dangerous to harvest and I noticed that the stalls that had them were run by younger ladies. Obviously the harvest is a young man’s game.
Pontevedra is definitely a sea town.
Remainder of pics are just random buildings and streets through the Old City.
I have 125 miles to Porto. Planning to arrive there in 2 weeks and spend 4 nights there before I fly out.
These 125 miles may be more of a pub crawl than a hike. Don’t worry, I’m qualified for that.
Thanks for your support and generosity.
Happy trails and buen Camino!