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I last posted on Friday after arriving in Finisterre. On Saturday I had such a lazy day – I limped to the shop to buy some food and painkillers and spent the rest of the day on the bed. This … Continue reading

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Enforced R&R

Sorry for the prolonged silence. You must have been wondering what’s been going on. And the answer is – pretty much nothing. The combination of right knee and left foot malfunction has left me unable to do much more than … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, O Cádavo to Lugo 32 km

Last night in the dorm was atrocious – nine people, eight men, very close and smelly, lots and lots of snoring. I gave up trying to sleep at 1 am and put in earplugs and listened to the radio for … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, A Fonsagrada to O Cádavo 25 km

Yesterday the number of views on my blog tripped over 900,000. I find it unbelievable that it has reached this number. Thank you all for taking the time to visit. And a huge thank you to everyone who goes to … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Castro to A Fonsagrada, 21 km

The day starts fresh but dry. Very soon after leaving the albergue I am directed onto a track, which is lovely and soft due to the rain, but luckily not at all muddy. After quite some time there is a … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Navia Emblase to Castro 12.25 km

You can read my blog post from 2017 for the stage Campiello to Berducedo here You can read my blog post from 2017 for the stage Berducedo to Castro here Having made elaborate plans last night to skip the next … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Tineo to Campiello 13.5 km

Tineo is a rather strange town. Bustling on a Friday evening with lots of children running to the sweet shop and lots of parents running to the bar. It is a strange mix of very modern and quite old – … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Salas to Tineo 20 km

We are in the woods almost immediately on leaving Salas on an ever upward climb. This is an area rich in spring water and there are channels trickling alongside the path most of the time, and now and then fuentes. … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Grado to Salas 23 km

Well, I’m suffering my first injury on this camino (other than the almost inevitable blisters which are now ok). About 2/3rds of the way through yesterday’s stage I suddenly felt a sharp pain on the inside of my right knee. … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Oviedo to Grado 27 km

I slept barely at all last night. I got a couple of hours before 1 am and then pretty much nothing. Outside my window was a extremely noisy extractor fan which could not be disguised with talk radio, or music. … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Pola de Siero to Oviedo 18.5 km

Sorry for any confusion about the distance of yesterday’s stage. I noticed my typo pretty soon and corrected it, but not before the post was sent out to those receiving it by email. It should have (and now does) read … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Villaviciosa to Pola de Siero 28 km

I’m seem to be working my way through my companions. First of all Marilyn fell by the wayside, then Renata chose to walk shorter stages, and now Paul has decided he needs a rest day! I have to admit that … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Vega to Villaviciosa 32 km

Well, the rain got itself out of the way last night and it is now a beautiful bright sunny day. After exiting the albergue I took a route across the beach, whereas everyone else (other than Paul who was a … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Nueva to Vega 23.25 km

I think there must be several options by which to leave Nueva that all come together sooner or later. After about 2 km we divert from the quiet road onto dirt track. I have downloaded two coastal options for the … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Pendueles to Nueva 34.5 km

Yet another grey day greets us this morning, and it doesn’t change all day, though the forecast rain doesn’t materialise. Once again we are taking an alternate route (which I also walked last time) that follows the GR E9 – … Continue reading

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