Animalcouriers spent the night just outside the southern French town of Narbonne, where the dogs enjoyed countryside walks.
Cloud enjoying a morning walk in Narbonne
Dory also enjoyed a morning walk alongside a vineyard
Misty gets a cuddle from courier M
Here’s Kurco with an exceptionally waggy tail!
After walks and breakfast, we set off for the north-western Spanish city of Santander, to reunite little Westie Cloud with Jose.
A very happy Cloud, with an equally happy Jose
We then headed to Vigo, where Patrick and Saehee very kindly met us at the airport, which made delivering Dory a much quicker and easier experience for us. Patrick is very interested in this part of Spain and is here to write thrillers. We’re sure he’ll have plenty of stimulating moments as he explores the area.
Saehee and Patrick delighted to have Dory back with them
Special neck nuzzles for Saehee
We spent the night at Allariz in Galicia, where we enjoyed a magnificent view and found ourselves close to the end of the Camino de Santiago — the pilgrimage route from France to the shrine of St James the Great, in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
A castle poking its head out of the mist
In the distance, the Vilanova bridge, which has carried pilgrims since it was built in the 12th century. We walked a little way along it and discovered a way stone, piles of other stones with icons etched into them, a magnificent flagged pathway and the parish church. No doubt a welcome resting place for tired feet, as pilgrims will have walked 128,930 kms by this point!
The Vilanova bridge crosses the Arnoia river, and the parish church is just behind
You can just make out the steps up to the top of the bell tower of the church for whoever has to ring the bell
The pilgrim trail heading down to the river
An elevated food store, designed to protect the contents from rodents feasting on winter supplies
All in all, a perfect spot for dog walking — here’s courier M with Kurco
A reminder about clearing up after your dog
Today we continued on to Plasencia in Extremadura, a province in western Spain, to deliver Kurco to his grandma. Now it’s full steam ahead to Almada in Portugal.
Kurco and his abuela were over the moon at seeing each other