August - October 2016
  • Day75

    Day 30, More Pics

    October 17, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Pic #2 handsome beast perched on a wall

    Pic #3 this soda was consumed on our final break this day, about 4k from our destination; orange soda never tasted so good

    Pic #4 Antonio saying hello to a giant pig in a pen we came across; there were probably 8 pigs altogether there and they were all huge and very friendly

    Pic #5 Ah, the end of a long day
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  • Day75

    Barbadelo to Hospital

    October 17, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Day 30, Oct 6
    30+ km

    This was a loooong day as I strolled along with 2 pals Antonio & Adrian (I think of them as The A Team), stopping for some leisurely breaks and food along the way. We didn't arrive to our destination town until 7pm that night, but of course our faster friends had beds reserved and ready for us.

    Pic #1 this horse wanted absolutely nothing to do with me since I had no food for him; he seemed to enjoy trying to intimidate me by showing me his teeth as he bit on the metal gate

    Pic #6 me and The A Team in front of a typical kale garden; these things got over 6 ft tall!
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  • Day75

    Day 29, More Scenery Along the Way

    October 17, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Pic #1 crazy spider webs; there are quite a few of these along the way now, but never a spider sighting . . . where & what are these arachnids?

    Pic #2 Passing through the city of Sarria, there was a park with some beautiful geese

    Pics #3-4 gorgeous old chestnut tree; there are many (young & old) in this region and the path is often littered with the fallen nuts

    Pic #5 getting closer to Santiago; just over 112k to go!
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  • Day74

    Day 29 Continued

    October 16, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    In late morning I came across a very sweet and fantastic "Donativo" spot where they offered fruits, hard boiled eggs and other treats such as coffee, hot chocolate and tea for whatever amount you might be able to contribute. It had a bit of a little hippie commune feel to it, complete with artwork, a bare bones place to stay for the night and (my favorite) cats!Read more

  • Day73

    Tricastela to Barbadelo

    October 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 2 °C

    Day 29, Oct 5; 26k day

    The Gaicia region is so much greener and parts of it even remind me of Portland. Coming into fall, the morning light isn't really present until after 8am or even 8:30am, but most of my Camino family continues to hit the road in the dark, before or by 7am. I've decided to hang back a little each moring in order to get an eyeful of whatever I'm passing on my walk. We all still meet at the same destination though each afternoon and they've always made sure I've had a bed waiting for me. I'm so blessed!

    There are also 2 others in the group who have been getting a later start with me. Somedays we walk almost the whole way with each other's company, but there are also plenty of times when I peel off and walk on my own. The scenery is gorgeous and my camera doesn't come close to relaying all that I actually saw, but that certainly didn't stop me from taking photos.
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  • Day62

    On the Road to & intoTricastela

    October 4, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Pic #1 local dog doing an excellent job of begging
    Pic #2 Doggie Pilgrims
    Pic #3 youngin's napping in late morning sun

  • Day62

    O'Cebreiro to Triacastela

    October 4, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Tues, Oct 4: a good walk (21.3 km) going both up and downhill into Triacastela. Unbelievable sunrise today!!!

  • Day62

    Dinner, Sky & Sunset

    October 4, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Tues, Oct 4 in O'Cebreiro

    Pics #1-2 modern day pilgrims don't lack for much out here in the way of food; pic 1 is the first course, ensalada mixta (there are usually 4-5 options to choose from) & pic 2 was my main course; a dessert of local cheese with honey was the 3rd course . . . incredible
    Pic #2 pilgrim family; we don't always walk so much together, but tend to meet up in the evenings
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