The Portuguese Coastal Camino

In May 2022, I realized my long held dream of walking the Camino de Santiago. I chose the Portuguese Coastal route, starting on the beach boardwalk north of Porto, arriving twenty days later in Santiago, Galacia, Spain. The “easy” way, true to my sauntering nature, I worked with Portugal Green Walks to design a walk that would give me time to take in the vistas and villages, savoring the food and the culture, writing, photography, and painting.

In chronological order of posting, below are links to my photo stories (previously published at this site’s blog) of the stages, including time exploring Lisbon, Porto, and Santiago.

April 25, 2022 -Bom Caminho – written a week before my departure, a reflection on making this dream come true

June 13, 2022 -Where Wish Becomes Possible – once home, how would I begin finding the words to describe my time away, and my walk? I begin where I began, in Lisbon (May 2-7).

June 20, 2022 – Porto, OPorto -a couple more days of sightseeing, and acclimatizing before the walk begins (May 7-10)

June 27, 2022 – Crossing Camino’s Threshold
Stage 1: Porto/Labruge to Vila do Conde (May 10)

July 1, 2022 – Camino’s Ordeals and Offerings
Stage 2: Vila do Conde to Apulia (May 11)

July 4, 2022 – Language of the Present Moment
Stage 3: Apulia to Esposende (May 12)
Stage 4: Esposende to Castelo do Neiva (May 13)

July 8, 2022 – Wings I’ve Grown
Stage 5: Castelo do Neiva to Viana do Castelo (May 14)
Free day: Viano do Castelo (May 15)

July 11, 2022 – Getting Back in Touch
Stage 6: Viana do Castelo to Vila Praia de Ancora (May 16)
Stage 7: Vila Praia de Ancora to A Guarda, Galacia-Spain (May 17)

July 15, 2022 – Dance On
Stage 8: A Guarda to Oia-Viladesuso (May 18)
Stage 9: Oia to Baiona (May 19)

July 18, 2022 – The More I Become Myself
Stage 10: Baiono to Corujo (adjusted to Praia Patos) (May 20)
Free Day: The Cies Islands (May 21)

July 22, 2022 – Camino Provides
Stage 11: Corugo to Vigo (May 22)
Stage 12: Vigo to Redondela (May 23)

July 25, 2022 – Camino’s Wild Enchantment
Stage 13: Redondela to Arcade (May 24)
Stage 14: Arcade to Pontevedra (May 25)

July 29, 2022 – Go Alone
Stage 15: Pontevedra to San Mauro (Amaro) (May 26)
Stage 16: San Mauro (Amaro) to Caldas de Reis (May 27

August 1, 2022 – Every Step Matters
Stage 17: Caldas de Reis to Padron (May 28)
Stage 18: Padron to Teo-Al Farmos (May 29)

August 5, 2022 – Arrival
Stage 19: Teo to Santiago de Compostela (May 30 – June 2)

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