Day 3 July 17th Vila do Conde – Barcelinhos 20.94 miles

Almost died of exhaustion and heat but this is my type of Camino 😉. I walked around 15 k to get into Camino Central at San Pedro de Rates and the another 18 k to Barcelinhos. It was very hot and I almost melted but I really like the feeling of Camino Central. Less people and tourists, walking along pueblitos and finding even a little local festivity at Rates. It was a lot of walk on asfalt and pebbles. The last 6 miles were a killer. I was so scared the albergue at Barcelinhos was going to be full. I arrived around 5 PM and was the first. The albergue is super nice and clean, the shower was awesome and I have lots of space for myself. Only 3 other people arrived after me. It cost €8. The cheapest so far.
I had a menú del día at the peregrino restaurant in front of the albergue running by the same people. Couldn’t help to walk to the church a couple of blocks away to take a picture, even when my legs and feet can’t respond too much. They are soooo tired.

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