Category Archives: Camino 2019

Walking from one end of the earth to another in 2019

The Spanish Chapter – Day 45 – Corcubión to Finisterre

It was foggy. We climbed up out of Corcubión in the fog and an endless supply from the sea drifted by us all morning. It gave a mystical feeling to the countryside. We descended to the long beach at Finisterre, … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 44 – Logoso to Corcubión

A lovely walk through forest, past the great divide (Muxia or Finisterre) along a mountain ridge towards Cee where we catch our first glimpse of the lighthouse at Finisterre. Along the bay to Corcubión. The penultimate days walking is done. … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 43 – Santa Mariña to Logoso

There were hills, views, sunrise magic and good company. It was a beautiful day walking across the hills of Galicia. We checked into Albergue O Logoso (€40) and ate pizza and salad.

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 42 – Negreira to Santa Mariña

Mostly through forest but along the road for some of the way we had a beautiful walk today. It seemed to go slow because it was hilly but the views were there to distract us. The weather forecast was for … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 41 – Santiago de Compostelle to Negreira

We left the city at sunrise and within a few km we were in the countryside. A last look at the spires of the cathedral in the distance and we were on the way to Negreira. We climbed 275m to … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 40 – O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostelle

We had an early start so we could catch up to Phil & Carol. We past Santiago airport before sunrise and saw the Monte Del Gozo statues. It was great to see Phil and Carol and walk with them into … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 39 – Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

We watched the sunrise as we walked over the hills towards O Pedrouzo. The path was crowded. It was forested a lot of the way and a beautiful walk. We booked a room at Pensíon Javier Pedrouzo and it turned … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 38 – O Coto to Arzúa

It was a hilly day. Up until 10am we only saw 3 other pilgrims but after stopping for a haircut and second breakfast after Melide we joined the hoards. It was warmer than yesterday and a pleasant walk through woods … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 37 – Castromayor to O Coto

We had breakfast in a crowded bar just up from where we stayed. It was 7.30am. Today was much cooler with a top of 17 degrees C. A lot of the path was a long roads for the first 10-15km … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 36 – Morgade to Castromayor

We left in the fog. It was foggy for at least three hours but the countryside looked magical in the mist. We stopped at Valacha at the vegetarian restaurant where we ate enough to get us through the day. It … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 35 – Samos to Morgade

The path took us from Samos through forest, following a river. We stopped for second breakfast before we got to Sarria. It was longer than expected but we made it to Morgade where we had the vegetarian pilgrims menu! Veggie … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 34 – Triacastela to Samos

After a good breakfast we took the Samos route at the end of Triacastela. The path along the road gave way to forest and we enjoyed the 12km to Samos. We looked around the monastery and rolled our eyes at … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 33 – Liñares to Triacastela

We watched dawn break over the mountains from the comfort of our beds. After breakfast and sunrise we walked up to Alto de San Roque and the statue of the wild swept pilgrim. Down and up to Alto de Poio … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 32 – Vega De Valcarce to Liñares

After breakfast with Phil & Carol we left around sunrise but it was late rising in the mountains. Walking through some beautiful villages before the steep ascent started. We were ascending 200m roughly every 2.5km. We had a delicious veggie … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 31 – Villafranca Del Bierzo to Vega De Valcarce

We took the alternative route up the mountain from Villafranca. We were richly rewarded for our efforts with some of the most beautiful views on the Camino. At Pardela we visited the Albergue and ate the best chestnut cake on … Continue reading

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