Tag Archives: Santiago de Compostela

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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Camino Mozárabe por Trujillo, stage 29 Torrejon el Rubio to Camping Monfragüe 28 km

Today’s distance 28 km Elevation gain 650 m Elevation loss 549 m Total distance from Almería 699 km We wanted to get away from asphalt today and we have certainly done that! We leave before seven and are almost immediately … Continue reading

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Hanging out in Santiago

It was great to meet up with George last evening. For those of you who don’t know, George and I walked the first part of the Camino Mozárabe together last year. We met for the first time at the church … Continue reading

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The return of an errant blogger…

What a bad blogger I have been…five months without a post. I have suffered a serious bout of bloggers block. But I can’t ignore my partner’s nagging any longer – he says that “I owe it to my followers” to … Continue reading

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…..and then there was one

Well, that very odd feeling of being alone in a bustling city is here again. Very strange after being in the company of new but much appreciated friends for so long. Yesterday morning (Saturday) Olivier and I stowed our backpacks … 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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