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  • Day208

    Ribadeo

    August 12, 2020 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Een veilige haven voor de storm van aankomende dagen. Gisteren vanaf Cudillero hierheen gevaren. Op de motor helaas. Er was niet genoeg wind en we moesten doorknallen om de flinke swell meester te blijven.

    De laatste uren ging het flink regenen en onweren. De bergen weerkaatsen de donders wat een behoorlijk gebrul opleverde.

    De kustlijn met hoge bergen, ruwe kliffen, groene bossen en kleine dorpjes in de valleien, is een genot om langs te varen.
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    Reis Blog van Frans

    Hi Tessa en Ben leuk dat jullie ook een reisverslag zijn begonnen. Ik ben heel benieuwd naar jullie belevenissen en vast hele mooie foto's van Tessa. Succes. Groet van Frans en Sam vanaf zeilboot Janne.

    8/12/20Reply
    Tessa Smit

    Dank je Frans en Sam!

    8/12/20Reply
     
  • Day17

    Into the west

    April 28, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Giddyup! Heading west once more after leaving the rather wet and dreary Picos (we’ll be back!)...we drive, on, and on, through some spells of sunshine and some rain showers and some very quiet coastal stop-offs. Lunch over a beach, new wild flowers a begging and a view for the soul...later a game of frisbee in three secluded shores separated by rock formations... and a spontaneous dip to rescue said frisbee...by night we finally arrived at the pier in Foz. Perfect for a night before we head down further in Galicia!Read more

    John O'Mara

    If you ever go near Los Picos again don’t forget to enjoy the Sidra, poured high ! ... a shirt at a time. With their fine pork charcouterie..... among my best travel memories !!!

    5/2/21Reply
    Molly O'Mara

    Mmmmm will have to try next time. Nothing really open this time for us...

    5/3/21Reply
     
  • Day143

    134. Etappe: Ribadeo

    November 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    ... oder mein letzter Tag am Meer!
    Morgen schon heißt es Abschied nehmen vom Küstenweg, denn ich bin nun in meiner ersten Station in Galicien angekommen und ab morgen bewege ich mich Richtung Inland. Deshalb bin ich heute auch wieder konsequent dem E9 gefolgt. Dieser führte mich noch mal entlang des Atlantiks. Die sehr kleine Etappe konnte ich somit etwas strecken und legte viele Fotostopps ein, auch wenn es heute ganz schön stürmisch an der Küste war.
    Zum Schluss ging es dann noch über eine riesige Brücke, um den Fluss Eo, an dessen Mündung Ribadeo liegt, zu überwinden.
    In der Herberge ist es bisher noch ruhig. Mal schauen, ob sich das noch ändert! Freue mich heut über eine voll ausgestattete Küche mit Herd. Also gibts frische Pasta und zum Auftakt in Galicien stilecht ein Pilgerinnenbier "Peregrina" - das habe ich zum ersten Mal im Supermarkt entdeckt und konnte nicht dran vorbei. Wenn ich schon auf die Ginprobe heut morgen verzichtet hab! 😅🍺
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    Jan-Philipp Bahr

    Na denn Prost!!

    11/22/18Reply
    Maria E.

    So ein tolles Foto👌😍🏞️🌳🌞

    11/22/18Reply

    Dann lass dir dein Feierabendbier schmecken.Wieder tolle Fotos😙😙

    11/22/18Reply
    Daniel Hasert

    ❤️😘

    11/23/18Reply
     
  • Day89

    Northwest Spain, surfers romance

    August 19, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After 2 tough days in the bus, each 500-700km, plus sightseeing, plus working on a drawing til 2o clock the last 2 nights, I just wanted to do a stopover anywhere at the seaside. I picked at Google maps just the next spot with looked like SANDbeach on the map.
    I arrived there and it turned out to be a hidden paradise. Lots of surfers. And my camper van feels happy among all other campers.
    The sunset from the cliffs at the bay was fantastic.
    Here it was the first time, where people came to me to ask me about the "draw your dream project", because they have seen the sticker on the van.
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  • Day12

    Nun sind wir in Galizien

    January 28, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Heute sind wir ungefähr 200 Kilometer weitergefahren und sind nun direkt an der Grenze von Asturien und Galizien. Der Küstenstreifen rund um Gijon ist geprägt von Schwerindustrie, da sind wir schnell vorbei gefahren. In Nordspanien ist es sehr erholsam zu fahren. Kaum Verkehr,gute Straßen und der Marco Polo fährt sich als 300D auch gut. Nur das Navi bringt mich auf die Palme. Ab und zu scheint es einen Modus zu aktivieren "JETZT ÄRGERN WIR DEN USER". Aber ich will mich nicht beklagen, es gibt ja noch Google Maps, Trip Advisor,.....Wie sind wir eigentlich früher gereist ? Heute sind wir mal wieder im Hotel. Hier auch kein Problem. Ist ja nichts los, die Preise sind sehr günstig, und ein gutes Restaurant hat das Hotel auch noch (berichte morgen). Die nächsten Tage sollen regnerisch werden. Als Gourmet gibt es ja auch bei schlechtem Wetter was zu tun. Ab jetzt wird die Landschaft flacher und die Küste wird von breiten Fjorden, den Rias unterbrochen. Soll aber auch ganz schön sein. Wir werden morgen sehen.Read more

    Dieter Aicheler

    Wundervoll- ich beobachte alles TOP

    1/28/20Reply
     
  • Day89

    Dreams of pilgrims and surfers

    August 19, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today was actually my first kind of "free" day since weeks. The last days I had to hurry up, because I have to be on Tuesday, 20.8. in our airbnb villa, because on Wednesday starts a conference (for workshop facilitators like me, where we want to invent new games and ideas to make workshops more creative).
    Now, that I know, that I will reach Porto in time, I could relax a bit. Anyway I had to finish an illustration for a German customer. And I could not imagine a better place to "work"! I mean, sitting in my mobile workplace with the view of the sea and sun, watching the surfers at the rip curls from time to time. Can it be better?
    For the draw-your-dream-mission it was also very good. Early in the morning I met 2 German pilgrim ladies, on their "Camino de Santiago" who liked to draw their dreams.
    During the day, although or maybe because of it was my free day and all surfers here at the mobile home parking are so relaxed, and I was relaxed as well, THEY asked me, if they were "allowed" to draw somethung.
    I Iiked it a lot, because it were so completely different people and all had completely different dreams. Have a look!
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    draw-your-dream

    Ooops, the wave is a bit upside down. Anyway: dream is: surfing, wave, barrel

    8/19/19Reply
     
  • Day29

    Ribadeo - Vilela

    July 23, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Yessss endlich wieder laufen. Man hat mir Das gefehlt. Ich weiß garnicht wie das Zuhause gehen soll ohne Wandern, alleine schlafen ohne mindestens 20 Pilger😂🙈
    Heute war der letzte Tag am Meer und der letzte Tag in Asturien. Mit verlassen von Ribadeo gehts nun in Galicien weiter in Innenland und immer näher an Santiago ran. Noch 182 km. Solangsam wird mir bewusst was ich bisher geleistet habe🙈wowwwwwRead more

  • Day22

    Camino Del Norte - Day 21

    June 30, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Camino Del Norte - Day 21

    La Caridad to Ribadeo
    Distance 23 km (5 hours)
    Total ascent 70m

    Last it 16 peregrinos settled down in our little Albergue located at the edge of the village. Nine of us went to a local restaurant for an evening meal. The Albergue hospilardo also worked in the restaurant. Before I even sat down, he handed me a bottle of Guiness! Hooray....
    We had a pleasant meal but found out that the Albergue in Vilela is shut. This was 5km past Ribadeo. There are only twelve beds in a tiny Albergue in Ribadeo. We decided to get up at 5am and set off at 5.30am.
    Overnight, the weather was shocking. You could hear torrents of water running off the roof. I woke before 5am and checked my guidebook. I made the decision to walk the road to Ribadeo as the Camino would be treacherous in terms of mud, flooding and the general awful terrain. The rest were in agreement.
    We set off but only got 100m before we found a cafe open which is really unusual. We all piled into the cafe for coffee.
    We set off a short time later in the downpour and set off at a pace. Three hours later, we were 7 kilometers from Ribadeo after I set a cracking pace for our group.
    By now, we needed breakfast and luckily found a truck stop where we took a short break.
    The rain continued lashing down. We just wanted to get to the Albergue and hope that the hospilardo would let us in early. We crossed the Ria de Ribadeo and saw the town ahead. We are in Galicia. We couldn't believe we had covered the distance so quickly.
    The Albergue was open. No one was there. We quickly showered and changed. Bepe, one of the Italians, had to leave us to catch a bus further along the Camino in order to catch a flight later next week. Our little band is now three, Claudia (German), Andreas (Italian) and l.

    Tomorrow, we leave the coast to walk to Santiago. It is a week away. ........

    Thank you all for your support.
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    Estelle Byrne

    Well Done my Love - if you get to Santiago early you can have a lovely long rest!

    6/30/17Reply
    Mick Byrne

    It looks like Friday morning with any luck. Planning to meet Bepe for a coffee before he flies home. Already scoped out a really cheap place to stay.

    6/30/17Reply
     
  • Day19

    Bienvenido a Galicia, my first time

    September 24, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Today my journey toke me from Asturias to Galicia. I have never been here before, but I just love the accent here. The accent is a bit musical. Very nice.

    I am not so happy with the camino of the past 2 days though. A lot of the stages of the past 2 days was on asphalt or next to the busy road, which was murder on my feet.

    Yesterday, I left Otur, the camino was almost all alongside the road, and my feet just couldn't deal with that. So finally, after having a coffee and some local pastry with the three french ladies, Elisabeth, Brigit and Silvie, I went to the bus station to grab the bus for the last 10km to La Caridad. The french ladies walked and I would see them later in the albergue.

    I booked the private albergue in La Caridad for myself, Yolanda and Hugo (the dutch Couple) and the three french ladies. It was called La Xana, which means the girl. They had a beautiful cat, whose name was ...... Xana 😂.

    It was a good albergue, nice and clean, beds were good. I was the first of the group to get there, ofcourse, because I cheated......
    Then came Hugo and Yolanda and an hour or so later, the french ladies. They were very excited because it was going to be their first time ever in an albergue 😝😝😝.

    They will never forget it! They had gin tonics, then ate in an underground dingy restaurant and were fortunate to be able to enjoy a major snoring feast during the whole night! They all woke up with a headache, but still in good spirits. It was their last day today and we said our goodbyes after breakfast.

    I had already decided that I wasn't going to walk the whole stage today. So after breakfast, I ordered a taxi and he brought me to Tapia de Casariego. From here I walked and took the coastal route and ended up seeing many beautiful beaches. At the last beach I also went pootje baden. I hadn't realized it, but after this stage there is no more costa. From now on we turn land inwards and I am not really feeling it!
    Tomorrow I will walk and see how I feel about it.

    Tonight I am staying in a hostal in Ribadeo, with a girl from Madrid as my sleeping mate. It was also her last day today. I met her on the way to the hostal. I had stopped by the albergue first to see if I could stay there, but the place was cold and looked like bed bug heaven. No way I was going to stay there!

    Bueno people, Bon Siman! Let's see what this week brings 😁
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    Karen Van Unen

    Hopi bon!!!! Hope you have a good rest!

    9/24/17Reply
    Jeanine Greijmans

    Looking great mafse

    9/24/17Reply
     
  • Jun30

    Serendipity

    June 30, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Nine days and 81 or so miles ago, we stopped at a roadside bar/cafe for a Coke and coffee and croissant in the town of Vega de Sariego. A man was sitting outside the bar, having a bottle of sidra, pouring it from high up as is the custom. We exchanged hellos and he wished us a “Buen Camino!”

    This morning we stopped at a bar/cafe in the town of Tapia de Casariego, the halfway point of today’s walk, for C&c (Coke & coffee). As we were leaving the cafe, I turned around, thinking maybe I should take a picture. And there was that same man, walking out of the bar we’d just left.

    We looked at each other wide-eyed. “I saw you days ago at a bar near where I live!” he said. I asked if he was walking the camino. No, he was simply visiting the beaches near Tapia with friends this weekend. He spoke good English, and asked, “What is that word? Serendipity?”

    Later today we walked with D’Mari from Flagstaff, who grew up in College Station and Waco; she’s also lived in Beaumont, Boerne and San Marcos TX. Lots of serendipity on the camino today.
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    john martin

    Great photos what an exciting day , love “serendipity “Buen Camino Roni

    6/30/19Reply
    Arlene Bauer

    It IS a small world no matter where you travel.

    7/1/19Reply
    Heath Haley

    Does this mean you two are going to bring Sidra to Thanksgiving this year and teach us how to pour it as well =)

    7/2/19Reply
     

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