2017 - Sagres to Oyambre

 

 

 

3000 KM Road trip
 
From Sagres to Oyambre September 2017
Departure Tuesday  5 September at 15.00 Hr
I drove along the coast to Milfontes and a bit more North. There Orbitur Sitavas has a nice camping. Not many people and I had the new tent up for the first time. It worked well.

Wednsday 6 September.
I drove across to the highways via Sines and by evening I was at Figuiera de Foz. Wether nice. Sunny and warm. Mild nights. I almost stayed a day more to test the surf. It looked very good
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Thursday 7 September
I follow the highways to Municipal camping in Braganca. First along the coast using A 17 to Aviero. Then across to Viseu and then straight to Braganca. That way you have good 4 lane road all the way. A thing to consider as the forest fire season was still on. And one way or the other, driving North through Portugal you will have to pass the big central forest area. I passed several burned out patches. More than I liked to see, but saw nor smoke no fires.
 
The camping at Braganca. The restaurant serves some very big steaks. .
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Friday 8 Sept 2017
 
On the way to Ponferrada I made a stop to enjoy the view. Along OU 533
 
Arrived at Ponferrada to look at the Templar Castle. Sleeping at a Pilgrim Hotel. Very good. Hotel Alda Novo. I also checked at the local camping, which looked nice , but a bit remote.
 
Saturday 9 Sep.
Driving from Leon to Oviedo and onward to San Vicente de La Baquera.
Spending the night at a small hotel, again on the Santiago trail. Casa Junco. El Peral s/n , Ribadedeva , 33590, España Located at the N road 7 km before San Vicente. Nothing special. Tell them you are at the trail and they have a special dish for you. Teléfono: +34985412243.
There is a big public parking in front of the hotel, where I parked the car with all the luggage. The restaurant open all day, and sort of meeting  place for the local people.
 
10 / 14 Sept Surfing at San Vicente and Pajaro Amarillo with surfnsoul.com.