Camino Diary Entry #41

#41 July 1st Muxia Muxia was a last minute decision! We had entertained ideas of trying to get to Finisterre just like the books say but then learned that apart from a lighthouse there was nothing to see. Martin Sheen finished his scene in The Way, standing on the rocks at Muxia and scattering ashes […]

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Camino Diary Entry #40

#40 A Rua to Santiago del Compostela 21kms The final walk!: A really good feeling to be donning boots for the last time. The first kilometre was pretty quiet as most fellow pilgrims had gone a bit further than us the day before.Still, there were more than enough heart pumping hill climbs to ensure they […]

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Camino Diary Entry #39

#39 Azure to A Rua 19kms Along the way there are concrete markers. We noticed them way back at the start of our journey, but the place names meant nothing and the digits on them were so big and so many that they boggled our brains and scared our feet. Today it is different! Suddenly […]

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Camino Diary Entry # 38

#38 Palais de Rei to Arzua (29 kms) We were pleased to have some cooler temps and cloud cover as we set out today – just 29 kms! The searing heat and stagnant air that rendered even the wind turbines motionless for the past few days, appears to have moved on at least temporarily. Passing […]

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Camino Diary Entry #37

#37 Rest day in Palais de Rei Emails home from the Camino We are sinking in orange juice. Lovely fresh juice, squeezed right there and then. For each sip we take, the smiley little lady with her own version of ‘silly looking hat’ is back topping it up from her stainless steel jug. We are […]

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Camino Diary Entry # 36

#36 Portomarin to Palais de Rei 24 kms We CAN and we WILL do this. Emails home from the Camino We ended up walking much of the day with Ann and Theresa having met up at the first drink stop. Again there were the rural paths today. Some of the villages showing small signs of […]

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Camino Diary Entry # 35

#35 Sarria to Portomarin (23kms) – It doesn’t get any better! Emails home from the Camino Being sensible pilgrims, as we are, it was decided that despite some improvement in her health Gwyneth should taxi through to Portomarin the following day and I would meet her there whenever I arrived. I shared breakfast with a […]

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Camino Diary Entry #33

#33 Emails home from the Camino . Triacastela to Sarria 17 kms (Not!) It was a perfect morning! The sky was clear blue, a little freshness in the air and the birds sang to serenade us on our way out of Triacastela. I love Sunday early mornings! They are just the best time to be […]

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