Tag Archives: Portuguese route

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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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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day 22, Lugar do Corgo to Rubiães, 35.6 km

23 May 2014 Total distance walked 518.5 km Average daily distance 23.57 km I forgot to put in yesterday’s post that Fernanda first took in a German pilgrim who was in dire need of help and had been turned way … Continue reading

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Day 20, Vilarinho to Pedra Furada, 23.5 km

21 May 2014 This morning I resisted the urge to get up on waking – not too hard as I could hear the rain belting down outside. The Australians James and Fitz, were up first and left about 6 am. … Continue reading

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day 19, Porto to Vilarinho, 28 km

I was awake early so quietly got myself ready and crept out of the room, leaving Elly asleep. As forecast, I could hear that it was raining so fitted my home made (well, not exactly home-made, but home ‘adjusted’) backpack … Continue reading

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Day 18, Grijó to Porto, 17 km

19 May 2014 This morning began just as strangely as last night ended. I had mentioned to the young woman carer that we would like to leave between 6:30-7:00 am and she said she would tell her colleague to open … Continue reading

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