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Post camino blues

It’s me! I’m back from the blog-block that has gripped me for the last couple of months. Returning home from a big adventure sometimes takes a bit of adjustment. After the initial celebration of catching up with loved ones, sleeping … Continue reading

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Rest day Guimaraes

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Camino Mozárabe por Trujillo, stage 24, Magacela to Rena 25 km

Today’s distance 25 km Elevation gain 176 m Elevation loss 215 m Total distance from Almería 604 km The distance shown on the elevation profile is wrong. From Magacela to Rena was 25 km (I forgot to turn off my … Continue reading

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Camino Mozárabe stage 13 – Alcuadete to Baena 26 km

Today’s distance 26 km Elevation gain 321 m Elevation loss 493 m Total distance from Almería 320.5 km I have been asked about my group of camigas and the changing numbers. We set off as five from Almería. Sadly after … Continue reading

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Camino Mozárabe stage 1 – Almería to Santa Fe de Mondújar

I forgot to turn on my gps for a while so the distance walked was perhaps 1km longer than stated below Today’s distance 24 km Elevation gain 254 m Elevation loss 81 m Total distance from Almería 24 Nine Pilgrims … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Caminos de Madrid & San Salvador

It’s hard to believe that almost three months have passed since I finished my 2017 camino.  I’ve spent quite some time going through my photos and video clips to put together the movie you can see at the top of … Continue reading

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Stage 24 – Campiello to Berducedo, 27.4 km

Just before I turned in last night the heavens opened and it poured down – I know not for how long, but I was hoping that the more that fell during the night, the less would be available to fall … Continue reading

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Stage 13 – Villalón de Campos to Grajal de Campos, 30.9 km

Friday is the day that we have been told all week that it will rain. But Friday dawned bright and warm. Within an hour of walking I had stripped to sleeveless T-shirt and shorts, and immediately afterwards a brisk cooling … Continue reading

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Stage 12 – Medina de Rioseco to Villalón de Campos, 29.4 km

May I just say that the clever nuns at the Convento Clarisas have designed the albergue bathroom facilities to perfection. We don’t want state of the art facilities that can only be used by one person at a time. What … Continue reading

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Day 23, Camino del Norte – La Caridad to Ribadeo 24 km

Total distance 664.2 km Daily average 28.9 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 39 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 79 m (The GPS reads 23 km’s, but I forgot to turn it on when I started walking, so I have estimated 24) … Continue reading

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Day 17, Camino del Norte – La Isla to Amandi (2km past Villaviciosa) 25.2 km

Total distance 475.2km Daily average 27.9 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 335 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 317 m There were around 20 pilgrims in the albergue yesterday, but the night passed surprisingly peacefully. Gunter and I set off around 7:15 … Continue reading

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Day 16, Camino del Norte – Nueva to La Isla 30.2 km

Total distance 450 km Daily average 28.1 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 272 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 335 Once again it had rained during the night but by the time we set off around 7:30 the air was dry and … Continue reading

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Camino Mozárabe (Camino Sanabrés) – day 48 – Silleda to Outeiro 25.7 km

I have to recommend last night’s private albergue. The service to price ratio was excellent and the menu del dia was good value. It was such a treat to sleep in a single storey bed, with no snorers or light-shiners … Continue reading

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Questions and answers, tips and tricks – 2

janpow123 says: Hi Maggie, I wait for your postings too and they always make me smile… and there’s not many people who can do that, so thank you! I’m glad you posted the photo of your clothes drying on the … Continue reading

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Camino Mozárabe – day 18 – Medellín to Mérida 45 km

Forty-five km!! Totally knackered Will post properly when wifi and energy levels permit. First night in “proper” albergue now I have joined the Via de la Plata. Teaming with pilgrims and smelly boots. Lucky to get the last bed – … Continue reading

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