A bit of a long and exhausting day starting at 05.50 leaving home and finishing at 23.26 arriving at the Hostal Nirvana in Ponferrada with a side trip to Porto for lunch.
According to the Pedometer app I managed 8.5 miles and 28 stairs.
It all went very smoothly apart from losing my hat at Stansted Airport necessitating a quick trip to Decathlon in Porto to buy a replacement and a set of walking poles. Could have been worse as I thought I had put my bag in the ‘secure’ lockers at the airport, however on my return the door was wide open 🙁 but very fortunately, the bag was still intact. 😉
I met up with my new found walking pals in the airport OK although the other Geoff is struggling with his Achilles so will he walk or not?
The restaurant Colin recommended in Porto, A Grada, was excellent and I chatted to a couple, an Irish lady and Greek man who had met when they were tour operators ages ago, a holiday romance that lasted.
I managed to sleep in due to the room being in total darkness with the shutters closed, others were moaning about the AC not working but I was zonked out all night!
Good luck !!
Think I might need it!
I remember buying you that hat and being so excited that I had thought of good present for you !!
A fantastic present it was too 🙂 all is not lost I’m travelling back through Stansted so I will ask around it does have my phone & email address inside.