Baiona - a lazy rest day from our pilgrimage
Oct 13, 2018
|I organised a rest day in Baiona as I had read what a beautiful seaside/fishing town it was, plus we stayed in an ancient Spanish or Galician mansion where the old fort was with spectacular views, it was a good decision.
We have enjoyed a really relaxing day in this beautiful mansion in readiness for a very big hiking day tomorrow with two fairly big climbs one after the other.
Thank goodness the weather cleared up into a welcome sunny, if somewhat blustery day, however we were able to get all our gear washed and dried after our wet day yesterday, which was so necessary.
The breakfast our Parador provided this morning sustained us all day, a full buffet In the beautiful dining room.
After a walk around the bay and a trip to the laundromat, we returned to the Parador and spent all morning lying reading beside the swimming pool, gazing out at the very rough sea and ginormous waves breaking all along the coast.
We felt obliged to do something during the afternoon so visited the churches, a very old boat and a wander around the town which was mostly all closed up for Saturday arvo although it was interesting seeing the local families having long Saturday lunches at the many little pubs and cafes.
Late afternoon we retired to our Parador verandah overlooking the sea yet again to watch the yach races and there we stayed over a couple wines until it was time to think about packing up and getting ready for our big day on the pathway tomorrow.
I’m not sure if Lorna is a good influence or a bad influence on me as I actually really enjoyed relaxing most of the day today, though I must say as the sea was too rough and weather to windy to swim, there wasn’t a lot to see and do here. Apart from that, we were also staying in such cool accomodation, it was really good to take advantage of all the lovely amenities.
We also caught up briefly with our Canadian pilgrims again this morning (have you made up the be at Laurieton yet Wendy, they are travelling faster than us as they didn’t have a lazy rest day like us.)
So now we are praying for good weather tomorrow and plenty of energy.