Tag Archives: long distance hiking

Ruta de la Lana, stage 2, Novelda to Sax, 26.5 km

Distance, 26.6 km Elevation gain, 337 m Elevation loss, 100 m We leave Novelda at 07:30. It doesn’t take long to get out of the town and we are immediately on a riverside track. Not quite as idyllic as it … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 1, Alicante to Novelda, 32 km

How annoying! I wrote my blog last night but couldn’t post it due to no signal in the apartment, and this morning there it was, gone. So here goes again… Distance, 32 km Elevation gain, 463 m Elevation loss, 279 … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

Camino number seven is about to commence. I’ve spent the last couple of days enjoying the company of friends, both walking and socialising, and yesterday I finalised my camino packing and we set off for Málaga.  Before my 01:30 bus … Continue reading

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2019 Camino

The countdown has started!  One month from today I will step out on my seventh camino.  Or I should say, on the first of a trio of caminos.   Camino 1 – Ruta de la Lana (the wool route) (27 … Continue reading

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Keeping stress at bay

Happily I live a fairly stress-free life. I do worry about the mess the UK is in at the moment, and other alarming political trends. And then of course there’s the state of the environment and the worry of what … Continue reading

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A bridge too far!

I hope everyone who reads this blog has enjoyed the Christmas festivities (or whatever alternative name you have for this season) and that 2019 will bring you health, contentment and some adventure. But I know some people will have had … Continue reading

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Days of rain and mellow fruitfulness

Where I live in southern Spain, autumn is not heralded by the changing colours of leaves on the trees – almost all trees hereabouts are evergreen – pines, olives, avocados and citrus.  Only the almonds lose their leaves in a … Continue reading

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Walking the camino as a vegan

I first started eating a plant-based diet at the beginning of 2017, but wasn’t sufficiently committed to keep it up on my camino last year.  However, as soon as I returned home I jumped in 100% and haven’t wavered since. … Continue reading

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Camino Mozárabe from Almería – overview and resources

I decided to walk the Camino Mozárabe from Almería largely in response to a camino forum member requesting company on the route.  I was an early responder and thought for many months that there would just be the two of … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Variante Espiritual, Vilanova da Arousa to Santiago de Compostela 27 km by boat + 28 km walking

Today’s distance 28km (the extra 4 km involved walking around Santiago before I remembered to turn off the GPS) Elevation gain 488 m Elevation loss 235 m Total distance from Almería 1,496 km So, today we have a boat trip … Continue reading

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Camino Espiritual, Armenteira to Vilanova da Arousa 25 km

Today’s distance 25 km Elevation gain 144 m Elevation loss 385 m Total distance from Almería 1,468 km What a fabulous start to the day! The weather doesn’t look too promising but at least it is dry when we leave … Continue reading

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Camino Espiritual, Pontevedra to Armenteira 23 km

Today’s distance 23 km Elevation gain 589 m Elevation loss 331 m Total distance from Almería 1,443 km Although the rain held off for all of our walk yesterday it started in earnest as soon as we arrived and didn’t … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Coastal Route, Vigo to Pontevedra 37 km

Today’s distance 37 km Elevation gain 442 m Elevation loss 478 m Total distance from Almería 1,420 km We walked for 2.5 km to regain the camino track this morning. We took back streets, secret lanes, winding hills and finally … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Coastal Route, Ramallosa to Vigo 26 km

Today’s distance 26 km Elevation gain 198 m Elevation loss 177 m Total distance from Almería 1,383 km As we leave the albergue this morning the rain is pouring down, but soon it slows down and then it stops (momentarily!). … Continue reading

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Camino Portuguese Coastal Route, A Guardia to Ramallosa 36 km

Today’s distance 36 km Elevation gain 400 m Elevation loss 418 m Total distance from Almería 1,357 km We leave a little later this morning due to losing an hour’s sleep with the time change on entering Spain. The promised … Continue reading

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