Portuguese Caminos de Santiago

Day 9 (Thursday, 5 October 2017) – Porriño to Arcade (22.5 kilometres / 14.0 miles): When we stopped for mid-morning coffee, the café we were in – like most of those we visited in Spain – featured non-stop television news-coverage of Catalonia’s bid for independence. The headline in capital letters refers to the fact that four days had elapsed since Catalonians had voted in a Catalan-sponsored (but not Spanish government-authorised) independence referendum.