And a bridge in Pontevedra by my favorite Spanish architect, Calatrava. His designs are immediately recognizable and unique. He designed the Sundial bridge in Redding, California.
Afternoon in a sidewalk bar, Marge, Iris, Chris, Gerhard, and me. The Austrians liked teir beer, while we drank some good Albarino wine.
And the tapas were heavenly: gambas (shrimp), pimientos de Padron (Padron peppers), and pulpo (octopus). Yum-yum.
11 AM: Marge made it back just before closing time at the albergue last night. There are no blood clots, but lots of knee trauma from the uphill and downhill and unven surfaces of the camino. She will be fine but needs to restrict her walking for now. Her camino is over. We are spending another day in Pontevedra to rest her up some more, then may take the bus to Santiago tomorrow. I do not know yet if I will do some more walking. That is still an unknown to be determined later. We will keep you posted.
9 pm. Okay we have a plan and I think it is a good one. It was hatched at three different tapas bars and several glasses of vino albarino and many glasses of cerveza. The Austrian father, Gerhard, and 29 y.o. son, Chris, and the 29 y. o. Austrian woman also decided to take a rest day in Pontevedra. The son had spent six months a few years ago in this town finishing his diploma. The Austrian woman has extreme ankle pain and needs to take it easy with the walking. So tomorrow, Marge and Iris will walk back to the Estacion de Autobuses and take the bus to the next camino stop, Caldes de Reis. I will walk with Gerhard and his son and we will all meet up at the albergue there.
Our last bar stop was for tapas: pulpo, gambas, and pimientos de Padron (octopus, shrimp, and Padron peppers). All three were done to perfection and were delicious. The Austrians are die hard beer drinkers, but Marge and I had some differnet Albarino wines, all very good. Even Marges knee pain was much less after the wine. We are back on track, and the day of rest did everyone some good.