Day 1 of Walking Matisinhos to Vila do Conde

Today was a beautiful day walking along the seaside.  For the  most part the walk brought back the days of my youth, growing up on the south shore of Long Island, New York.  Although I must say it was my very first time walking across the sand in hiking boots.


At one point I needed to climb up a very steep path to get back to the Camino.  The path was narrow and felt almost verticle.  At the top, I reached a very strange cement thing (I don’t know what to call it).  I will let you place a name to it, if you dare.


The walk was longer than I anticipated – 14.75 miles with the major portion of it following the shore.  The winds blew and the sun was shining.  It was truly a beautiful day for walking the Camino.

9 responses to “Day 1 of Walking Matisinhos to Vila do Conde

  1. Arlene, some great shots. I love walking on the beach but it is hard. Sounds like the group has blended well together. Look forward to more updates.



    GO! Arlene wish I was there !! lv me


  3. Eileen Millar

    I can almost smell the salt air


  4. ‘Glad to hear that all’s going so well Arlene. The landscape looks absolutely stunning.
    Re the monument – I’m sure that Bill has come up with a name for it !
    Take joy in every step –
    Jenny x


  5. Wonderful! I hope that you are going to do more of the coast!


    • Hi Rockyb,

      I’m back home now, and no, that was the only day I spent walking on the beach. It truly was glorious though.

      Welcome to my blog. I’m an avid Caminophile so I’m always either walking a Camino or planning for another. Next Camino is August, this year and will be the Camino Inglés, Finisterre and Muxia and back to Santiago. Stay tuned if you love the Camino!


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