After a few big drops yesterday around 7pm, the storm finally broke during the night. As the French people I met at the hotel breakfast said, it was better not to camp tonight!
I leave quite late (Portuguese time, one hour difference) and with a few rays of sun, then it gets cloudy, then it rains for an hour. Then a very pleasant road to Viana do Castelo.
It’s a different type of route from the previous climbs, with a nice cycle track along the Rio Minho and mostly flat for the rest of the ride.
I had a very hearty breakfast at the hotel, but when I got to Vila Praia de Âncora there were several tempting restaurants, I stopped and ate my first bacalhau of this year in Portugal!
After a bit of fumbling to find the address my host beckons me from downstairs. He had gone shopping and his wife saw me and said hello. I arrived at José and his wife’s house a little after 3pm.