The Rain on the Plain

Day 5

Who would have thought that it would be wetter in Spain than in the UK and we aren't even on the plain.


Heavy rain all day today, although the route was mostly through woodland, forests and along river banks, occasionally crossing the odd fast rail line (look both ways). We stopped for breakfast 2 hours into our walk, preferring to get ahead of the other Pilgrims, only for them to join us in the cafe! Seeing more and more people as we get closer to Santiago and the routes converge. 


Caldas de Reis is a small but noisy town with hot spa water popping up at various stages for weary travellers to dip there feet.


As some of you may be aware I am a vegetarian and whilst I know Spain can be a problem, I was never quite prepared for how difficult it is. Even the mixed salad comes with Tuna 😱. Having to resort to desperate measures!


In conclusion today  our "Port Trial" Fine Tawny Port, intense body with red amber colours, elegant fresh flavours with long finish with a hint of oak. Sandeman's recommend pairing  with this recipe :

Brendan Walker