Category Archives: Canastros_Espigueiros

The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – FINAL Leg

Our final leg for the 12th Sector of our Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela had finally come!   In a two day planned weekend, we would do our final walk of 19 kms on Saturday and then Sunday be left … Continue reading

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The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – Part 10

After spending the night at a small hotel in Pontevedra, we all (80 trekkers) awoke to a greyish day to continue the second sector (Sunday) of our two day walk over the end of May weekend to our destination of Caldas de … Continue reading

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Nothing Beats Meandering Through the Minho

One of the most beautiful parts of Portugal is the northern area called the Minho.  It covers a geographic area of around 4.700 km2 and its natural green scenery with an abundance of water and excellent white sandy beaches is a favourite … Continue reading

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Statuesque Canastros

I am fascinated by the old Portuguese granaries known as ‘canastros’, ‘espigueiros’ or ‘caniços’ which can still be seen in the Minho region throughout the north of Portugal.  I have always known them as canastros and driving along country roads or … Continue reading

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