Another long walk in Spain

September - October 2016
September - October 2016
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  • Day23

    Santiago - we've arrived!

    October 12, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We reached Santiago this afternoon. We're very tired and looking forward to a lie in tomorrow morning.

    This has been a great adventure! I'll post some more photos tomorrow.

  • Day22

    Salceda

    October 11, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We walked about 25kms today, along a mix of roads and forest paths. It was a bit hillier than we expected, but not particularly difficult.

    We're staying in a small albergue, where we have a nice room. We're about 29kms from Santiago. We originally planned to walk this in two easy days, but we've now decided to walk the whole distance tomorrow. This will give us an extra day to relax in Santiago.

    I did a quick tally of our walking distances over the past three weeks. The total is around 365kms, plus another 29 tomorrow. Not bad, considering that we lost a couple of days through switching routes and had three forced rest days when I was sick.
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  • Day21

    Melide

    October 10, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Another off-piste walk, across the hills from Sobrado to Melide. Not too difficult and only 17kms.

    We're back on the busy Camino Frances, but in a very quiet little albergue.

  • Day20

    Sobrado dos Monxes

    October 9, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Nice 24km walk today, mostly off road. Perfect weather again.

  • Day19

    Friol - about 29kms

    October 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We dithered a lot this morning about which route to take. We initially decided to stay on the Camino Primitivo and walk about 20kms to San Roman .... but then the green arrows of the Camino Verde were so very tempting.

    In the end, we did what every responsible pilgrim would do - we tossed a coin. The Camino Verde was the winner, so we went off-piste for a 2-day walk that will connect us with the Camino del Norte tomorrow.

    We expected a 24km walk, but it turned out to be a lot more. The route markings were unclear in places, meaning a few little detours. All part of the fun!
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