When Catherine and I walked the French Way Camino in 2014, we met the most awesome couple from Canada named Jim & Giselle Thornton. We were mid-Camino and both struggling with feet or knee issues, but over some evening meals we became fast friends. I have seen their faces often on this walk and miss Jim’s dry wit and Giselle’s laugh. Jim has been following my blog on this walk and asked today “where’s the pulpo John?”. For those of you uninitiated with Spanish cuisine, pulpo is octopus, and if you’re a calamari lover this is heaven. Tonight I ordered the pulpo from a cool restaurant overlooking the convergence of the Rio Mina and the Atlantic Ocean, an idyllic setting to also have some local white Albarino wine. It’s nice to pamper yourself now and again…at least that’s what my bride tells me. Thank you honey…it feels great!
The infamous Pulpo on a bed of mashed potatoes with grilled red peppers. Yum!
The Abadia Albarino was a perfect compliment to the seafood.
The town square at A Guarda where the river meets the sea.
It’s obvious it’s a fishing town based on the many statues of fishermen in boats.
A nice shade of blue compliments the seaside setting.
Fishing boats galore!
Where the river meets the sea at sunset…striking.
The water was so clear you could see bottom from 30 yards down…amazing.
A concrete boardwalk encircled the entire harbor. What a lovely place to live and visit.