It was a hot afternoon when we chanced on this country bar. The bar was closed, but the woman who owned it brought out several large bottles of water for no charge and let us cool off for a while. We walked with two German couples and the Austrians, Chris, Gerhard, and IrisWe had a very gregarious host at our evening meal in Redondela. Marge really liked him.
I was not able to find a computer or wifi at all yesterday so I will write this up now and post it when I can.
It was just a short walk to the Rio Miño. We walked across the bridge and into Spain. No passport check so we began the steep uphill climbto the Tui cathedral. It was built on the highest point in town. We went inside and looked around. The were statues of both Santiago Peregrino and Santiago Matamoros. Santiago is generally depicted as either the "pilgrim" or the "Moor slayer". Next was a stop for coffee with the German speaking group that we seem to be hanging with. Since the walk to Redondela was 19+ miles, and Marge has knee pain, and all the Germans are doing it too, we took a bus for about 8 miles from Tui to Mos. That way we escaped most of the industrial zone of Porriño. It was still a total walk of around 11 miles for the day.
Marge has a lot of pain in her knee, even with a knee bandage. I'm the evening she also had some lower leg and ankle swelling. So we have a plan for tomorrow in which she will skip to the next albergue by taxi and I will walk.
We finally found a pergrino menu at a restaurant and ate there with the German speakers. The owner was a real character which made the meal more enjoyable.