One effect of this wise decision was that there was no need for an early start!
Our humans stopped for an isotonic drink along the sea front of Alhandra and shortly after starting again met up with another pilgrim. This man was on his fourth Camino and as luck would have it another Dutchman from Groningen called Theo!
Along the nice path they now walked were various opportunities to sit by paintings and so they had their photo taken by the one painting of a pilgrim on the path.
In the railway station earlier Alan had used the opportunity to book two beds in the hostel in Villa Franca de Xira. Theo decided on a single room and so we never saw him again.
Today being the 13th and a Friday it was not an unlucky day for us as it did not rain. The sun even came out so we could walk in shirtsleeves! But now we found that our room was also number 13, which has its own loo and shower room number 13 just opposite in the corridor!
The small town has a large lovely building as a fresh market which Mönchengladbach should copy!
This is our hostel.
Our humans went out looking for a place to eat and chanced upon a nice family run place. Mother and daughter and friend.
Alan had a sort of surf and turf followed by chocolate mouse and coffee!