Day 56 Póvoa de Varzim to Labra 10 miles (811 miles total)

That makes 3,001 miles in the past 28 months. That’s really a long way if you think about it.

Walked through Vila do Conde. Made me think of the Conde Spartans!

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This Conde just has nicer beaches than Conde, SD.

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The “Hola” smile of the day. She enjoys working in her garden and it shows.

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I’ve seen several of these portable libraries parked near the beach. What a great idea!

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Labruge was my target destination but the room I booked was actually a mile further south in the small fishing village of Lavre.

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The majority of the walk today was along the beach. You can see the path in left and center of this picture.

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It was a pretty non-eventful end to this hike. Met the lady I’m renting room from at her sister’s restaurant (a block off Camino). Felt a bit like Forrest Gump. Then one day I just stopped walking.

Did celebrate a bit. Had a few beers at a local bar. Bought a round for the house (myself and 2 guys who spoke no English!).

This guying is grilling sardines (right). The kebob is peppers, onion, and octopus. I didn’t try either. I do like hake. It’s a flaky white ocean fish. Very good grilled.

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I am going to just relax in Lavre for 3 days and then Porto for 4 days.

I’ll be in touch regarding your pledges in a couple days.

Thanks to all for your support and encouragement. I appreciate it.

Hope you enjoyed the hike.

Happy trails and buen Camino!

19 thoughts on “Day 56 Póvoa de Varzim to Labra 10 miles (811 miles total)

  1. Congrats on another successful journey and adventure! It’s awesome that you update us and we can follow you! There is an increase risk in falling these next 7 days due to drinking, so be careful! Bags

    Joe Caloggero
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    The Traffic Group, Inc.
    Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS Pete! Thanks for taking me along with you on your trek. You can’t see it, but I’m giving you your Hola smile of the day. Relax and enjoy your recollections. I hope to see you soon.

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  3. Well done my friend..CONGRATS & enjoy your week of zero days. Go get yourself a pair of shorts and a zero days type of shirt to sit around and consume a few Buds(or whatever), and enjoy the view..
    Still be safe but as far as Keep on Truckin, well don’t bother 🚶‍♂️🍺🤘🏻💜

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  4. Congrats and enjoy your zero days. We will really miss the blogs, but still are happy you are done. I hope your time in Porto is enjoyable. Safe travels and we will talk soon. Love You, MOM

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  5. Bring home some grilled sardines!

    From: Pete on the AT Reply-To: Just Pete Hiking Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 9:03 AM To: “chenorer@gmail.com” Subject: [New post] Day 56 Póvoa de Varzim to Labra (10 miles) 811 miles total

    jpetesd posted: “That makes 3,001 miles in the past 28 months. That’s really a long way if you think about it. Walked through Vila do Conde. Made me think of the Conde Spartans! This Conde just has nicer beaches than Conde, SD. The “Hola” smile of the day. She enjo”

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  6. Wouldn’t take much to have a better beach than Conde, not much water close by. Surprised you remember we were the Spartans! A long time ago for me. Glad you are done and safe. Enjoyed you blogs!

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  7. Wow! What a beautiful trip. Like everyone else, enjoyed the blog and pictures. Will be glad to see you safe and sound back in the states. Just spoke to Kris. Said you are planning to be in NJ in Sept. Looking forward to that. Was great talking to her. Enjoy your last days there.

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  8. Yeah Pete! So interesting following you on your journey! Congratulations and enjoy your well deserved week in Portugal!

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  9. I LOVED the hike! Thanks for including us. Quite impressive numbers I’d say enjoy these next few days.

    I’d reconsider the octopus Jeff . It’s delicious! And Portugal is known for its delicious sardines. Super yummy👍👍👍. That was quite gracious of you buying a round for your bar mates.

    I wonder what your first home cooked meal request will be. I’m certain that Kris will be happy to have her hiker/adventurer back home safe and sound!!

    Mary

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  10. Just Pete, Congratulations on another great fund raising trek! I’ve enjoyed being along with you from the excellent blog. Relax and have a safe trip home! (You’re not walking are you?)

    Sent from my iPhone

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  11. Pete,
    Somebody wrote earlier:”it was as if we were there ourselves”. We felt exactly the same way every day. Berty and I will miss your emails, your comments and the holas, we enjoyed them and were looking forward to them on a daily basis. First thing in the morning.
    However we also understand that you want to go home, now that you have achieved your goal.
    Congratulations. Very well done.
    Hope to see you back in PVB in November.

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