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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

Day 2. The Virgin to Burguete

What a Difference a Day Makes

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

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More Rain

Day 3 Burguete to Larrasoana

Head Torches

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 … Read the rest

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Friendly Locals

Day 4 Larrasoana to Cizur Menor

Day 5 Cizur Menor to Puente de la Reina

28 April 2014

Prevention is better than Cure

Yesterday the sheep’s wool came out. I felt my first hot spot and being the good girl … Read the rest

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Daily Routine

Day 6 Puente de la Reina to Estella

Day 7 Estella to Los Arcos

1 May 2014

Over a Week of Walking

We have now walked for 8 days -an average of 20km each day. We are both good but … Read the rest

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False Start

Day 8 Los Arcos to Viana

Day 9 Viana to Navarete via Logrono

Day 10 Navarete to Najera

2 May 2014

A False Start

This morning we let ourselves out of our accommodation at 7am leaving the key in the … Read the rest

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Santa Domingo de Calzada

Day 11 Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada

3 May 2014

Not Quite What We Expected

I’ve always wanted to stay in a Parador (usually a converted monastery) but they are really expensive. … some as much as $600/ … Read the rest

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Noticing the little things

Day 12 Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado

Day 13 Belorado to San Juan de Ortega

5 May 2014

Some Days are Better Than Others

Today was a long walk with some steep uphill. Not a good day for … Read the rest

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Ground Hog Day

Day 14 San Juan de Ortega to Burgos

7 may 2014

Our Longest Walking Day So Far

It’s the end of our longest day so far. 26km. Made even longer by the fact that a fast half hour in we … Read the rest