Tag Archives: Camino Frances

Conspicuous by my absence…

I have received a comment from a follower of the blog to remind me that I haven’t posted here for quite some time.  Four months to be exact.  I’m not sure where all that time went! So here is a … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Caminos Primitivo and Fisterra

Here is part two of my 2017 camino round-up.  I won’t give too much detail as these are much more travelled routes and there is a lot of easily available information around. Setting out from Oviedo Marilyn and I bumped … Continue reading

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Day 9, Camino del Norte – Islares to Santoña 28.8 km

Total distance 247.6km Daily average 27.5 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 399m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 407m I have now added photos to yesterday’s post. The wifi at the campsite was not strong enough to handle uploading these files. You can … 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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100,000 views – THANK YOU

Today I have reached a milestone – and not of the kilometre variety that were marking my journey along the camino de Santiago, but a blogging achievement – 100,000 views on the Trepidatious Traveller blog. When I started writing the … Continue reading

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CBBH photo challenge: flowers

This month I’m participating in the ‘Conejo Blanco Blog Hop‘ hosted by Marianne of East of Málaga blog fame. Marianne’s blog concentrates on the area of Andalucia known as ‘La Axrquia’ and is full of useful information and stunning photographs. … Continue reading

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Assessment of clothes and gear

This post is an assessment of the items that I took on my 2013 camino from the point of view of a trekking novice. I have since gained a little experience and have posted an assessment of the items I … Continue reading

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Day 35, 20 May 2013, Finisterre to nowhere, 0 km

And so, on the thirty-fifth day, God gave us a lie-in, rest and relaxation, and all is good with the world (well, it’s very good in my world, and that is all that counts for today!) Ella and I purchased … Continue reading

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Day 34, 19 May 2013, Muxia to Finisterre 32 km

So, the last day began bright and clear and we left Muxia for our last day of walking. After a while on the road we were directed onto a lovely soft sandy path that led through more pine and eucalyptus … Continue reading

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Day 33, 18 May 2013, Dumbría to Muxia, 25 km

A good night’s sleep was not had by me at the pensión. Although it was a private room, I had to share a double bed with Ella and it was not at all relaxing, not helped by the fact that … Continue reading

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Day 32,17 May 2013, Maroñas to Dumbría, 22.5 km

Head in the sand worked for a while, and we set off in weak sunshine, which lasted for a few kilometres. And then, guess what? It rained, and rained. With various amounts of force, ranging from hard to very hard … Continue reading

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Day 31, 16 May 2013, Negreira to Maroñas, 20 km

The day started grey and continued that way until it turned black and started to rain. We ignored it for half an hour or so, until it couldn’t be ignored any more and we stopped to put on our rain … Continue reading

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Day 30, 15 May 2013, Santiago de Compostela to Negreira, 21 km

The day started dull but dry, but this state of affairs didn’t last long and before we had passed through the cathedral square I was stopping to put on my raincoat. We were very quickly out of the city and … Continue reading

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Day 29, 14 May 2013, Arca do Pino to Santiago de Compostela, 20 km

We set off fairly early and were soon walking through eucalyptus woods on nice soft earth. After a breakfast break we continued up and down several steep hills and eventually skirted the airport and were buzzed by a very low … Continue reading

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Day 28, 13 May 2013, Arzúa to Arca do Pino, 20 km

After retiring early to catch up on my sleep, suddenly the albergue was invaded by a huge party of bag taxi-ing ‘pilgrims’. The dormitory was in two sections and all of the section that I was in had settled down … Continue reading

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