July - August 2014
  • Day12

    ponte ulla

    August 6, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    8:20 we finished breakfast
    we started our last walking day to Santiago. The first 20 km on paved roads, except of a short part through an eucalyptus forest. Weather: cloudy, but no rain.
    12:00 tea in O Seixo, than 200 m descent to Ponte Ulla where we had lunch.
    After the big meal it was hard to ascent back to the altitude of 300 m.
    Only 20km but the hard one! Our legs couldn’t take it any more, they were like petrified.
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  • Day11

    Silleda

    August 5, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Swimming in Rio Deza
    At 19:30 we arrived in a big albergue in Silleda, we got our own room in a 4 room apartment for only 8€ pp!
    in the evening we played cards (66) in the bar drinking liquor, beer and wineRead more

  • Day11

    Estacion de lalin

    August 5, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    6:40 set of, breakfast in next village, to O Castro we take the shorter way through Piñor and O Reino.
    14:30 Near Estacion de Lalín we found nice restaurant a had very good lunch
    Big meal after 3 days starving :), big salad,two different fish, bread, bottle of wine, 2 beers = only 20€!!Read more

  • Day10

    Cea

    August 4, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Next beer in Tamallancos. Beer is the perfect food for a pilgrims: refreshing, lots of water, lots of vitamins, lots of energy, easy digestible and the alcohol as a painkiller.

    We arrived both (nobody died) to the albergue in Cea at 19:15. The albergue (6€) was nearly full despite 40 places, most of the people walk only that last 100km for getting the diploma.
    For dinner we warmed up an instant meal (pasta with shrimps and mussels) which we bought 4 km before and we cooked tea – last one bag.
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  • Day10

    Ourense

    August 4, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Then we set off for Cea (23km). Full of energy (2 beers) and with the right motivation our walking speed increased nearly to the speed of light, so all the distances shortened relativistic by a factor of sqrt(1-v2/c2).Read more

  • Day9

    Ourense

    August 3, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    7:50 set off as last :). 9:50 breakfast in Panelas

    In suburb of Ourense we found a pharmacy and an ATM.

    12-13pm: We passed through Ourense along the rio Barbaña. It should be nice city but we had no time for sightseeing. Still 105 km ahead and only 2 days left.
    We met P+P again: they took a taxi, because Paolo couldn’t walk any more.
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  • Day9

    Xunqueira de Ambía

    August 3, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    17:30 we arrived to the albergue in Xunqueira, new big one. Some of the pilgrims from yesterday came later. P+P stayed probably in Vilar de Barrio.
    After shower and washing we went to the town (another 700m!) for dinner: ensalada, bocadillos, pasta con carne, beer, cider, wine. We met the WWMB-pair, plain-clothed hardly to recognize.
    In “our” came 3 women, at 20:00 was check in.
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