The ardor and the awe of the Camino Portugues

Seasoned long-distance hiker Brenda Underwood described her trek along the Camino Portugues at the Cornwall Library on Feb. 2. Photo by Leila Hawken

A talk by West Cornwall resident Brenda Underwood attracted 30 residents to the Cornwall Library on Thursday, Feb. 2, to hear details of her 400-mile trek along Portugal’s scenic Camino Portugues, which is also known as The Royal Way. 

The talk was part of a Women’s Society of Cornwall series of library lectures.

The rigorous hike took the entire month of May 2016 to complete. Underwood was joined for the final 150 miles by her daughter, Mirelle, of New York City. She described it as “a delightful experience” for both. 

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