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  • Day148

    139. Etappe: A Cabana

    November 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Der Tag startete heute mit einer Videotelefonie um Franzis Mama ein Geburtstagsständchen zu trällern 🎶
    An dieser Stelle noch einmal alles Liebe und Gute 🎁🎈
    Unser heutiger Etappenstart läutete die letzten 100 km nach Santiago ein. Auch wenn der Himmel grau und wolkenverhangen war, kamen wir heut ohne Regen durch unsere Tour. Auch heute zeigte sich Galizien im prächtigen Herbstgewand und schickte uns immer wieder abwechselnd entlang an Flüssen, über Waldwege, Straßen und durch die kleinsten Orte.
    Nach 28,3 km erreichen wir unser Ziel. Während Franzi gerade erst auf Betriebstemperatur gekommen ist, ist der Pilgergrünschnabel heilfroh, als wir vor der Herberge stehen. Eine brandneue Pilgerherberge, die in diesem Jahr neu eröffnet hat. So wie es aussieht, werden wir aber auch diese heute allein beziehen.
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    Danke noch mal an euch Beide😙😙😙und einen schönen Abend.

    Mottenburger Jung

    Die letzten hundert Kilometer: Ich komm‘ aus meiner Ehrfurchtsstarre gar nicht mehr raus. Geht achtsam mit den vorhandenen Metern um. Was danach kommt, ist bestimmt nicht mehr so schön, lustig, bewusstseinserweiternd oder spannend.

    Maria E.

    WOW👌Die letzten 100Km. sind nochmal ganz was Besonderes👣👣🤩 Du wirst sie wahrscheinlich noch intensiver, bewusster erleben🤗 Geniesse die schönen, herbstlichen Wege🍂🍁Aus & Einblicke auf den letzten Etappen🤗👣👣In Gedanken pilgere ich mit🕌Liebe Grüße Maria aus Osttirol 😄Buen Camino!

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  • Day34


    July 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Heute gab es einen kürzeren aber schönen Pilgertag durch Galizien. Die Wege waren sehr uhrig einsam und führten durch viele kleine schöne Dörfer. Sehr beeindruckend war für mich wie die Häuser hier aufgestellt sind. Sehr gepflegt aber mit meistens sehr alten magischen Gehöften im Hintergrund.
    Das wandern läuft im Moment so leicht das ich selbst den Rucksack kaum spüre 🌞
    Angekommen in Miraz treffe ich auf eine kleine Familäre Herberge mit 24 Betten. Alles sehr ruhig und entspannt. Übrigens bricht heute meine letzte Woche an🙏🏻
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  • Day22

    Tag 17 immer geradeaus

    June 3, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wir beschließen heute doch die längere Etappe zu nehmen. Morgen soll es regnen. In der Herberge angerufen, klein, 10 Schlafplätze, 2 Betten sind noch frei.... gebucht. Es geht immer geradeaus und nimmt kein Ende. Wo zur Hölle.... wir treffen Gwen und Diana, die irgendwie laufen und dann mit dem Taxi wieder ins Hotel fahren. Und Kai aus Berlin, der für den Camino aus dem Alltag ausgestiegen ist und am Samstag in Urlaub fährt. Oder so.... Heute sind wir platt.Read more

    Sabine Krömker

    Nicht mehr weit 😎😊

  • Day25

    Tinto de verano.....

    September 30, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Last night was a very gezellige night. We are in a small albergue in A Roxica, which holds 12 people max. And ofcourse, in the middle of nowhere, so the hospitalera cooks for us. We were 10 at the table, 4 spanish, 3 dutch, 2 german and 1 french. It got pretty loud, extra bottles of wine were ordered ....... It was fun.....
    Needless to say....... It was also en extra snoring fest ..... I think half of the room was snoring! I will surely not miss that part of the camino!

    Yesterday was a very nice walk, but also quite long, 26 km. I want to do the same today, and will probably separate half way from Hugo and Yolanda, who I have been walking with the past few days. They want to be in Santiago on Tuesday, so a bit slower.

    We will see what the day brings. Happy weekend to all 😘
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    Karen Van Unen

    Love the pics!!! And stories!!!

    Quirine Guato

    Casa Girasol?

    Jeanine Greijmans

    Very beautiful love the flower it's a zinnea

    Jeanine Greijmans

    Sorry zinnia!!! Together with the dahlias they are old world perennials but now very much loved and used in the flower industry!!!

  • Day41

    In A Roxica

    June 26, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    I don't want to alarm my family and friends (I am FINE and unharmed) but it was not a pleasant morning.

    This morning I left the Albergue around 7, about ten minutes after a single Spanish peregrina left. The camino goes along the national highway N-6 for about two km and then turns left into a wooded area where there is an old church. I was about 5 minutes before that turn-off when I saw the Spanish woman running back towards me. She was crying hysterically. A masked man had pointed a gun at her and told her to get down on the ground. She offered him all her money but he repeated the threat. She took off her mochila and threw it on the ground and took off running. She runs marathons so she knew she could outrun him, and she thought to herself-- he's not going to shoot me in the back. Luckily she was right.

    I was with her and the police for a while. The Guardia Civil is involved and she will file a denuncia. When we got back to the point where it happened, her backpack was right where she dropped it and untouched. She is lucky but I'm sure it will take a while to get over.

    I walked for the next few hours with several pilgrims who came up while we were with the police. But they stopped for the day way too early for me, so I went on by myself. I think it's like what people say about falling off a horse, you just have to get up and do it again. I did feel a little nervous but realize that's not rational. By the end of the walk I was feeling more confident and able to focus again on my aching tired feet. Though it's easy to fall into panic or fear, I keep telling myself that the rational response is that this is one of a miniscule number of bad incidents on the Camino, and that I am surely safer walking alone in Spain than I am walking alone in many places I frequent. Hopefully, I will get back into the swing of walking alone and loving it.
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    mary louise adams

    That sounds awful. And unsettling. Good for her for being quick and smart and lucky. Hope tomorrow is uneventful.

    joseph love

    I am sorry to hear that story, and I can't help fearing for you. Can you walk the remaining days with other people?

    Dana Davies

    Very sobering -- so glad she got away physically unscathed and had you to help her. It definitely punctures the Camino veil of innocence and serenity. I hope they catch the guy quickly.

  • Day16

    Today's Gratitude Moment

    July 14, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Starbucks coffee to rescue you from a night of no sleep in a 10 bunk bed hostel - more akin to a geriatric ward or infirmary than to a group of adventurous world travelers or mindful spiritual seekers. I know I can’t use one data point to apply to the whole of the Camino Pilgrim culture - but this last 12 hours was a surreal experience that I can honestly say once was enough. 😊Read more

  • Day26

    Camino Del Norte - Day 25

    July 4, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Camino Del Norte - Day 25

    Baamonde to A Roxica
    Distance 25km (6 hours)
    Ascent 150m

    Baamonde was a very small village that depends heavily on the Camino. The Albergue was modern and spacious as it is on the 100km mark to Santiago. This is the minimum distance, a pilgrim must walk to receive a compostela.
    Thankfully, the nearby restaurant served early dinner so I was in bed before 8.30pm.
    I set off alone this morning at 5.45am. Claudia was already ahead of me by 30 mins. It was still very dark but cool. It was easy to follow the Camino markers. After walking on the road for 45 mins, I found myself in very dark woods. I feel really strong and my feet are in good condition.
    After 14km, I caught up with Claudia and we stopped for breakfast. I had bought bread, cheese and a tomato the night before. Breakfast was quickly devoured and we were on our way. As we set off, I realised that I had dropped my guide book somewhere on the Camino this morning.
    Claudia and I stopped a short time for coffee in Miraz. We were joined by our French peregrinos who FOUND my guidebook. There was much celebrations.
    The scenery was stunning and the walking was a pleasure. We were joined by a Russian pilgrim and chatted as we walked along. The heat slowly built up to 30C.
    By noon, we arrived at our tiny Albergue in A Roxica. It is a small farmstead with a population of three. Thankfully, I rang ahead and booked us beds for the night as it was full. The Albergue is fantastic, very modern and perfectly suited to pilgrims.
    Admin done, it is a case of staying out of the fierce heat, avoiding the flies and relaxing before a communal dinner.

    Tomorrow is another easy 25km. I have booked a hotel in Santiago for three days with a private bathroom......bliss 😎

    I have included some pictures of the Baamonde Albergue, wildlife encountered and general pictures on the Camino....enjoy.
    Thank you all again for amazing support and donations to B.I.R.D
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  • Day24

    06.10.2017 - Braña

    October 6, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Der Weg nach Braña gestaltet sich sehr kurzweilig. Über sehr schöne Naturwege geht die Tagestour durch abwechslungsreiche Landschaft und herrlich duftende Eukalyptuswälder.👍 Lediglich die letzten km führen entlang einer Straße, was aufgrund der aufkommenden Hitze dann auch sehr anstrengend ist. Die Schlafgelegenheit befindet sich doch etwas mehr Abseits des Weges, wie ursprünglich angenommen. Aber da mussich jetzt wohl durch.
    Der Tag wird dafür mit einer super Unterkunft und leckerem Essen belohnt.😊
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