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Day 6 - Ponte de Lima to San Pedro de Rubiaes


View from the bridge

Coat-of-arms in stone

Looking back towards Ponte de Lima






Quinta de Sabadão

Quient coutnry lane with the A-7 motorway



The country lanes are a welcome feature of this section







The Camino twists beside the motorway





and passes over a makeshift bridge (left)


Rio Labruja (above)


One of the very few other pilgrims on the Camino in Portugal

Heather



Revolta with chapel to Our Lady of the Snows and a good cafe, plus a man with a well-loaded whellbarrow on the road





Distant view of the church in the village of Labruja













A steady climb through the forest




The Cruz dos Franceses commemorating some French soldiers ambushed during the Peninsular wars



Starting the descent from Portela (304 m)





A strange fountain the middle of the forest

Moinhos de Cabanas - a line of old watermills









Pensão San Roque on the N-201

The new refugioat San Pedro de Rubiaes opened in May 2006

Well-equipped dormitories

Courtyard with drying facilities and bicycle storage

Common room

The refugio was converted from a redundant primary school



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