CAMINO DE SANTIAGO STAGE 2
PORTO - MATSINHOS
We spoilt ourselves after arriving in Porto and checked into the beautiful Pestana Vintage Hotel. After an amazing overnight stay in the beautiful city of Porto, where we visited our usual Vegan restaurant and had the must have Vegan ice cream from Amorino.
We had decided on a short leg today, to allow for a sleep in, and a rest day. After the “must wait for breakfast” at The Vintage hotel we headed off along the coast to Matosinhos.
It’s hard to believe it was 2 weeks ago that we stood on the platform in Monte Estoril waiting for our train into Lisbon to begin our Camino. We are into stage 2 “The coastal route” which will take us up to Redondela
The walk is a simple walk along the boardwalk, and we stepped out of our hotel into the incoming fog from the mouth of the Douro river. Bandana on for Linda, and we took in the Sunday Porto life along the coastline as we passed by. A lovely way to “sync” in with the locals and appreciate the calm lifestyle they live here, and why they are so passionate about their beautiful city. Checked into our Pensão and planning the stepped up days from on.