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Limping around Porto

Not having tested the extent of my mobility for FOUR WEEKS, I somewhat guiltily booked myself ‘special assistsnce’ on my flight from Málaga to Porto. The easyJet employee I spoke to was extremely helpful and supportive and upgraded my booking … Continue reading

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Carry on caminoing

It must be about time I shared my plans for my next camino. What started as a vague commitment to walk in 2018 with a member of the camino forum, has snowballed into a multinational group of anything between 6 … 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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Bridges on the Camino Portuguese – updated!

I’ve been motivated to re blog this post by caminoforums member Lucimi. She made a lovely comment in response to the post, which in turn inspired me to seek out some bridge-related quotations. The most delightful aspect of this research … Continue reading

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Bridges on the Camino Portuguese – updated!

I’ve been motivated to re blog this post by caminoforums member Lucimi. She made a lovely comment in response to the post, which in turn inspired me to seek out some bridge-related quotations. The most delightful aspect of this research … 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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2014 packing list for Camino Portuguese

I updated my packing list and review following my 2016 Camino del Norte which can be seen here …meanwhile here is the list  and review from my 2014 Camino Portuguese See my full packing list on excel spread sheet packing … Continue reading

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Assessment of clothes and walking gear 2014

I updated my packing list and review following my 2016 Camino del Norte which can be seen here Meanwhile, here is my original post from 2014… Firstly, apologies for the very long and detailed assessment below. I have been asked … Continue reading

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Just being there….

29 May 2014 A lie-in was not on the cards for me this morning. I am wired to wake before 6 am, even if I have nowhere urgent to go. It was raining – hard. I have been so lucky … Continue reading

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Day 27, Padron to Santiago de Compostela, 25.4 km

28 May 2014 Total distance walked 669.9 km Average daily distance 24.81 km After my shower yesterday, it was raining, so I went to the nearest wifi bar to write my post. Such generous complimentary tapas are served with drinks … Continue reading

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What a finale

Just a quick post – full write up later. I wanted to share that I reached Santiago today at 12:44. I walked straight into the cathedral and was enexpectdly allowed in with my backpack. The pilgrims’ mass was coming to … Continue reading

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day 25, Redondela to Portela, 33.6 km

26 May 2014 Total distance walked 610.5 km Average daily distance 24.42 km The albergue in Redondela is packed. The guide says there are 42 beds but I am sure they have squeezed a few more in since Brierly visited … Continue reading

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day 24, Tui to Redondela 36.4 km

25 May 2014 Total distance walked 576.9 km Average daily distance 24.04 km I just want to revive yeaterday’s rant. The Tui municipal albergue is a fantastic facility. A beautifully renovated ancient building, no expense spared on high quality materials, … Continue reading

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Day 23, Rubiães to Tui, 22 km

24 May 2014 Total distance walked 540.5 km Average daily distance 23.50 km I’m quite afronted as I write this, but I shall explain why later. I slept a very comfortable night at albergue Ninho in Rubiães. I felt a … Continue reading

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