Tag Archives: Santiago de Compostela

Camino del Norte, Bilbao to Pobeña 27 km

 Elevation gain 168m Elevation loss 283m I’m trying something new.  This QR code should take anyone interested to the Wikiloc route that I recorded this morning. Can you let me know if it works please? I met with Renate at … Continue reading

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It’s been so long…

…so long that I’ve forgotten how to blog! My last post was sent out on 12 March 2020. I’ve occasionally thought about posting in the meantime but haven’t really had very much to say. Fortunately the pandemic hasn’t been too … 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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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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…..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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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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