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Camino Frances 2014 – Day one

I walked over 800km from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago to Finesterre in April/May 2014. What follows are links to my musings on the Camino. Being new to blogging, it is free form without details of distances and … Read the rest

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On top of the world

25th April 2014

The taxi driver taking us back to where we stopped walking yesterday gave us a minute to photograph
a spectacular scene. While yesterday was sunny and we could see for miles, today we walked above the clouds.

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More Rain

Leaving before sunrise meant using our head torches. The pleasant yellow glow of the street lamps contrasted with the icy wind which drove the light rain into our faces. It did warm up slightly as the day wore on  but … Read the rest

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Friendly Locals

28 April 2014

Yesterday the sheep’s wool came out. I felt my first hot spot and being the good girl that I am, we stopped so I could attend to my foot applying the wool as a preventive measure. It … Read the rest

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Daily Routine

1 May 2014

We have now walked for 8 days -an average of 20km each day. We are both good but have rather tired muscles and feet at the end of the day. We’re passing through ancient villages and rolling … Read the rest

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False Start

2 May 2014

This morning we let ourselves out of our accommodation at 7am leaving the key in the room door and then closing the front door behind us (our hosts don’t get up early). We started walking to a … Read the rest

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Santa Domingo de Calzada

3 May 2014

I’ve always wanted to stay in a Parador (usually a converted monastery) but they are really expensive. … some as much as $600/ night. When the only accommodation avaliable was in the new Parador here in Santa … Read the rest

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Noticing the little things

5 May 2014

Today was a long walk with some steep uphill. Not a good day for Bronek!

Walking everyday through lovely but often similar countryside means that I appreciate the vast beauty around me but also get time to … Read the rest

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Ground Hog Day

7 may 2014

It’s the end of our longest day so far. 26km. Made even longer by the fact that a fast half hour in we realized we had not put the money into the envelope for the people who … Read the rest