A 26-day adventure by Nuala
  • 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.

    Nuala Wanders

    Full rain gear this morning! Our first wet day in three weeks.

    10/12/16Reply
    Nuala Wanders

    Damian's compostela (certificate). In memory of Martin.

    10/12/16Reply
    Kathy Sale

    Well done too you bothxx

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  • 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.

    Nuala Wanders

    The Cistercian monastery at Sobrado this morning.

    10/10/16Reply
    Nuala Wanders

    Pulpo - boiled octopus, and a specialty of Melide. I finally plucked up the courage to try it. Didn't love it, didn't hate it.

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  • Day20

    Sobrado dos Monxes

    October 9, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

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

    Nuala Wanders

    Where the Camino Verde joins with the Camino del Norte

    10/9/16Reply
    Willa's adventures

    Looks wonderful - love the one of you crossing the river! 🐟

    10/9/16Reply
    Kathy Sale

    This looks really lovely! how is Damien doing Nuala is he keeping up with you!😃 Love Kathyx

    10/10/16Reply
    Nuala Wanders

    Thanks Kathy, we're both doing well at the walking. Damian is usually faster than me! That's how I take so many photos of his back 😊. Hope the three of you are well. Xx

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  • 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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    Willa's adventures

    And what was a lot more? You are superwoman! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️xx

    10/8/16Reply
    Nuala Wanders

    Confusing!

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    ElizabethLorraine

    No better place to go on an extended wander.

    10/9/16Reply