October  20  2014 




Bo Camiño!

What an extraordinary day! We spent last night at a wonderful old hotel in Ferrol (Hotel Suizo). After checking out (and getting an all important stamp in our ‘Pilgrim Passports’), we set off for the port in the dark .... We were met at Kilometer Zero of the Camino by Isabella, who gave us a tour of the Ferrol Arsenal …

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Uphill all the way ... Day 2 on the Camino Inglese

Today's hike was quite different. Much hillier, wilder and less stressful. Admittedly, we are also walking less far - from Pontedeume to Betanzos is a mere 20km - but it has been a beautiful ramble. I'm writing this first half of my blog sitting at the Albergue de Mino, the halfway point, where we have stopped for lunch. A chef …

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As I walked out one Midsummer morning ...

I can't hope to be as poetic as Laurie Lee but today did start as a beautiful sunny day (although I soon realised that I should have saved 'Uphill all the way' as a title for today ... ). As we climbed up out of Betanzos, the scent of honeysuckle, the heather, broom, bracken and gorse gave everything a vaguely …

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I'm singing in the rain - Camino day 4

                I'm struggling to remember what we did today as it is so coloured by the fact that it rained ALL DAY LONG ....  After an uneventful night in the Albergue de Bruma we had breakfast there with the rest of the pilgrims.   We then set off in the rain for Sigüeiro.    Our …

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You'll never walk alone ... Camino Day 5: Santiago

The last day of the walk was a short one.  And a damp one although not as bad as Thursday.   This section took us through some beautiful countryside: Oak woods, eucalyptus forests and fields before entering the outskirts of Santiago. We stopped for refreshments (and a stamp in our Credencial del Peregrino) at another roadside cafe.  Then we were almost …

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