Monthly Archives: October 2016

The secrets of the Camino

I’ve been reflecting on some of the things I discovered while walking the Camino. These are my insights, I’ve called them secrets because they were hidden and have been revealed while walking – and it sounds dramatic like those youtube videos. Don’t … Continue reading

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My top pieces of kit

After more than 42 days living out of a pack, these are the pieces of kit that I grew to love on the Camino. I’ve put them in a rough reverse order, saving the best until last! Portable battery. For … Continue reading

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Day Forty Two

The river flows into the ocean Returning to its source Transitioning form to begin again – Kindergood Cee to Finisterre A beautiful blue sky morning greeted us as we climbed hills and made our way to Finisterre. The peninsula with … Continue reading

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Finisterra for Vegetarians

The Vegetarian Way map has Albergue Do Sol y da Lua listed. When I called they said they don’t cook a meal everyday.  However, we stuck gold with La Frontera next to the roundabout on the seafront in town. They … Continue reading

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Cee for Vegetarians

We arrived here on a Sunday with most things closed. We ate at Club Meson. Not many vegetarian options to choose from so we had salad with goats cheese and chips. Later we shared a salad, mushrooms and chips at … Continue reading

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Day Forty One

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. – Rumi Logoso to Cee Breakfast at the Albergue and we started after sunrise. The countryside changed and a sea breeze kept us cool … Continue reading

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Day Forty

The circle almost drawn The end and the beginning Or a spiral takes form – Kindergood Santa Mariña to Logoso Despite dawdling around at breakfast it was still dark when we left. Sunrise has got 1 1/2 hours later since … Continue reading

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Logoso for Vegatarians

Logoso is a small village. We ate at the Albergue, told them we were vegetarian and had homemade pizza with salad. There are not many options here.

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Santa Mariña for Vegetarians

Santa Mariña is a small village with no shop. We stayed at the Albergue on the highway. There was no gas in the kitchen so I used my camping stove. We bought supplies with us from Negreira and cooked chickpeas … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Nine

Negreira to Santa Mariña Going in and out of the mist gave a magical feeling as the birds sang to each other across the high branches of the woodland. We passed the 50km mark. We won’t rush and plan to … Continue reading

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Negreira for Vegetarians

The usual salad or chips in the cafes we looked at. However, Negreira has a couple if supermarkets so we cooked chickpeas and spinach in the Albergue kitchen. Quick, easy, tasty.

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Day Thirty Eight

Tree grows A leaf falls Wind blows – Kindergood Santiago to Negreira Walking out of Santiago we leave behind friends who have reached their destination. Taking our last look back, Santiago is silhouetted against the dawn and we walk once … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compostela for Vegetarians

Happy Cow lists a number of vegan and vegetarian places to eat.  Entre Pedras is vegan but opens late in the evening. It is at Rua Hospitalino 18, Santiago De Compostela, 15704. SCQ Cafe is vegetarian – Rua Orfas 2, … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Seven

Santiago de Compostela Sleep, rest, eat, sleep. We did the pilgrim thing and went to the mid-day pilgrims mass in the cathedral and fulfilled the cultural experience, watching the botafumeiro (large incense burner) swing the length of the cathedral. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Day Thirty Six

The first gong sounds Gently awareness moves I survey the beautiful garden of the heart – Kindergood O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela With a sense of anticipation and wondering what the day would bring we set off after some … Continue reading

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