Today was a long walk 19.25 miles. The walk was hard, mostly along narrow heavilly traveled roads.
The Portugues Camino so far is not very well signed, the yellow arrows are not easy to cfind – sometimes they are so faded they are not even seen. At one point a shopkeeper pointed the way because I must have looked like a lost soul. I could not find a yellow arrow anywhere and I was at an intersection.
Today was hard on the feet and I will admit I did not walk the entire 19.25 miles. I was driven to the hotel in Barcelos where I soaked my feet in nice cold water.
I will have a wonderful chicken dinner tonight in one of the local restaurants. Barcelos is know for its cockerel. There is a similiar story here in Portugal as is in Santo Domingo de Calzada on the Camino Frances in Spain. In fact the symbol of the brightly painted cockerel is the national symbol of Portugal.