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Boat from Vilanova de Arousa to Padron

Roadboy

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2014 - 2016)
Camino Portuguese Coastal (2017 and 2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
Anyone have information on boats from Vilanova, along the river to Padron? I will be finishing the Coastal route in May 2018, and am keen to use this option, if possible.
Thanks
Roadboy
 

AdaR

Wannabe Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
2015 biked CF; 2017 Portuguese by foot, bus, train (injury).
Roadboy, the boat schedules are dependent upon the tides. The albuergue in Vilanova can advise of the timing and sell you a ticket the day before you intend to take the journey. Seats are limited.
In August 2017, the boat left around 7:00 am. It was still dark and quite chilly on the water. And it was one of the high points on our Camino. I loved the Spiritual Variante and strongly recommend it for anyone walking the Portuguese Way. I am even considering doing that section again by itself.
We did not stay at the Albuergue in Vilanova. We connected with Alfonso and Debee through a book I found by Roy Uprichard, "Stone and Water: Walking the Spiritual Variant of the Camino Portugues"
It was the best part of our entire Camino.
Bon Caminho
 

Roadboy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2014 - 2016)
Camino Portuguese Coastal (2017 and 2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
AdaR, many thanks for the information - I have also downloaded Roy's book, which I've already started.
Thanks again! Buen Camino!
 

KariC

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho portugûes (2016)
I agree with all of the above. The Camino de Agua y Piedras, and the boat ride, seeing all the ancient, moss-covered crosses erected to St. James appearing out of the morning fog, were absolute highlights. And the boat info is just there in the albergue, no problem.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
Your post have to be posted in another subforum
If you go back to main forum Camino Portuguęs you see the first subform Variante Espiritual. There it is better to post your question and there you will find all your answers.
 

Roadboy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2014 - 2016)
Camino Portuguese Coastal (2017 and 2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
I agree with all of the above. The Camino de Agua y Piedras, and the boat ride, seeing all the ancient, moss-covered crosses erected to St. James appearing out of the morning fog, were absolute highlights. And the boat info is just there in the albergue, no problem.
Thanks KariC, I will definitely take this route in May.
 

Roadboy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2014 - 2016)
Camino Portuguese Coastal (2017 and 2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
Your post have to be posted in another subforum
If you go back to main forum Camino Portuguęs you see the first subform Variante Espiritual. There it is better to post your question and there you will find all your answers.
Thanks, Albertinho, I have moved to the Variant Espiritual and can see the information I need.
 

Corrine Maira

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Saint Jean to Santiago ( 2018)
How many hours is the ferry ride? My plan is to conti Just walking after arriving in Paxton that day
 

KariC

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho portugûes (2016)
Padrón. I recall the boat arriving late morning, but it depends on departure time, which depends on a lot of human and nature factors.
 

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
How many hours is the ferry ride? My plan is to conti Just walking after arriving in Paxton that day
Between one and two hours, depending on the weather, the time of day, the type of boat (small or large), and whether the captain wants to stop and chat at every mussel platform and viewpoint, or if he is in a desperate hurry as he doesn't want to miss his lunch in Pontecesures 😂😂.
 

KariC

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho portugûes (2016)
I would have said roughly 3 hours, going from memory. I understand larger boats are going these days (as opposed to the approx 15 passenger raft-like boat I was on in 2016) so those may be faster.
 
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