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    • Day43

      Tag 43 von Santiago nach Negreira

      June 13, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      So jetzt geht es Richtung Meer.
      Heute ist es ziemlich warm aber der Weg wieder ruhiger da nicht viele diese Etappe machen.
      Habe mir heute auch richtig Zeit genommen.
      Die Alberge heute ist etwas abgelegen im Wald hier gibt's jede Menge Tiere.
      Das finde ich zur Abwechslung mal richtig entspannend.
      Man kann einfach mal die Seele baumeln lassen.
      Morgen geht es erst um 7 Uhr loss, da das Tor erst um 7 Uhr aufgeschlossen wird.
      Nachts ist es abgeschlossen da hier viele Tiere einfach so rumlaufen.
      Ich denke Grazia währe hier genau richtig.
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      Ich wünsche dir weiterhin gutes gelingen,ich freu mich wahnsinnig auf morgen wenn der Jürgen wieder zu Hause ist.....

    • Day32

      Vamos a la playa!

      September 29, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

      Nun folgt der Camino Fistera, der mich an die Küste nach Finesterre führt. Er ist in 2-3 Tagen machbar. Drei Tage nutzen die meisten Pilger, denn zwei Tage sind schon eine harte Herausforderung. Dann laufe ich noch einen Tag nach Muxia, wo z.B. der Film "Mein Weg" mit Martin Sheen endet. Er schüttet dort auf dem Felsen die Asche seines Sohnes ins Meer. Die Aussichten soll grandios sein, besonders bevor die Sonne abends im Atlantik verschwindet.

      Um 7 Uhr ging es bei Regen los. Zum Glück lockerten die Wolken noch am Vormittag auf. 37,5 km bin ich gelaufen. Eigentlich sollten es nur 30 werden. Ich habe heute ein Einzelzimmer. Den Luxus brauchte ich mal :-)

      Etwas verwundert bin ich darüber, wie viele Pilger hier unterwegs sind. Damit hatte ich nicht gerechnet. Allein in der Albergue hier sind bestimmt 20 Pilger
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      Sehr schöne Gegend. 🙂


      Mir gefallen besonders die Bauwerke, die damals noch für die Ewigkeit gefertigt wurden. Brücken, Häuser... in Deutschland gibt es so alte regelrechte Kunstwerke ja kaum. Die Gegend hat mir auch sehr gefallen.


      Sind das feigen zum Kaufen?


      Ja, ganz genau!

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    • Day4

      Santiago to Castelo

      September 15, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Beautiful walk out of Santiago. There were horses and goats grazing, fields of corn, canopies of grapes, picturesque horreos (miniature granaries), and groves of fragrant eucalyptus trees, some forming tunnels of shade. I stopped at a cafe for another snack, empanada de manzanilla. So I actually had cheesecake for breakfast and apple pie for lunch. 😜☕️🥧 There was also a beautiful view of the cathedral in the distance when I looked back at Santiago. Plus I found a nice place to buy. Just a bit of a fixer-upper.Read more

      Looks beautiful & you're still smiling! [Janet]


      Thanks 😊

    • Day36

      Etappe 30 - Negreira

      October 17, 2022 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

      Dauerregen seit Samstag.
      Die Reise geht weiter Richtung Finesterre und Muxia.
      Heute erste Etappe nach Negreira.
      Bin in Negreira angekommen - war erneut eine Bergetappe. Wollte eigentlich ans Meer!!!
      Der Regen hat etwas aufgehört. Trotz des schlechten Wetters war es ein sehr abwechslungsreicher Weg. Wieder viel Eukalyptus Wälder durchstreift. Herrlicher Geruch bei und nach dem Regen.
      Es werden weniger Pilger, was ich sehr genieße. Auffällig, dass sehr viele Amerikaner unterwegs sind.
      In Negreira bin ich in einer Auberge im 36 Betten Schlafsaal untergekommen. Bin gespannt, was das heute Nacht wird.
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      Geniesse Deinen Weg ...trotz Regen! Ab jetzt ist es nur noch Kür :-) Ultreia!


      Dankeschön, auch die Kür kann schwer werden.


      Guten Weg lieber Holm...nun kommt die wunderschöne Zugabe 😉... Wir sind im Gedanken bei Dir, sei behütet, Ultreia 😇😇😇


      war für mich heute noch einmal eine Herausforderung. Geschafft!!!

    • Day35

      A walk in the woods

      August 20, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      As I left Negreira I spotted this statue of a farther going on his pilgrimage while his wife sat behind, holding a toddler and his son trying to hold him back by the seams of his pants. A powerful image.

      The sun rose as I climbed my first hill, and soon the landscape was bathed in red and warm rays. The path is mostly forest, so it is shady and cool, but the occasional clearing provides warmth and happiness.

      15 more kilometers, 15 down, with the landscape flattening noticeably. This will be a good day.
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    • Day35

      The way to Finisterre

      August 26, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      There are roughly 90k between Santiago and Finisterre. It's typically done in 3 or 4 days.
      Jan was very much set on doing it in 3 days, and the idea of ~30k per day suited me. His idea was different, he wanted to do 35-30-25.
      I had already booked a bed at Albergue Rectoral San Mamede da Pena. We left Santiago together, then he wanted to speed up, so I let him go and we would meet again for breakfast, at the first cafe on the way.
      After breakfast, we walked together again until the biggest town we would pass through this day, Negreira. That's where we saw Nelly, but she was with another pilgrim in a cafe we didn't like, so we only spoke for 5 minutes and walked on, towards the river, in thehope we'd find somewhere to eat there. It was lunchtime. This town was also the last chance for some supermarket shopping for a couple of days. We found a supermarket before we found a nice cafe, and I proposed to buy a picnic lunch there, apart from the other supplies we needed.
      As it turned out, the river did not have an open area for a picnic, but a park nearby was good enough. It had benches in the shade, and a water fountain.
      After lunch, Jan wanted to go faster again, as he was planning to go farther than me. It was hot and we just wanted to get to our albergues.
      He was walking faster, but also stopping more, so I kept catching up, and at some point I passed him.
      I got to my albergue, settled in, and a bit later he was at the reception asking for a bed 😂
      I had a feeling he might end up doing that, as it was getting a bit late in the afternoon and too hot to go on for another hour. It was definitely the best decision he could make because the albergue was great, and the dinner (set menu) was excellent value, delicious and very abundant.
      At the dinner table we met most of the other guests - all new people for us.
      The interesting thing about this extension to Finisterre is that now we were mixing with people who got to Santiago via different routes, and we could learn about them.
      The pic shows a sample of what the landscape was like. Some of the walk was along the road, but a good part was in trails with good tree cover.
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    • Day55

      Tag 55 von Santa Mariña nach Nájera

      June 25, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Der Tag heute war wieder sehr verregnet.
      Aber trotzdem wunderschön und immer wieder überraschend.
      Bei der Wahl meiner Albergue hate ich wieder ein glückliches Händchen.
      Mir geht's eigentlich richtig gut.
      Man merkt allerdings das die Beine langsam auch nicht mehr so richtig wollen.
      Morgen ist dannmein letzter Tag auf dem Camino.
      Aber ich habe ja noch Morgen
      Mal schauen was noch passiert.
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      Ich freue mich das es dir sehr gut geht und du bald wieder zuhause bist. Heute fehlst du uns sehr. Die Feier ohne dich ist etwas anderes als sonst, wenn du dabei warst.

    • Day40

      A better ending

      August 31, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Going to the west end and back to Santiago was definitely a good idea.
      The first arrival at Santiago was too busy, too noisy, too confusing, too many people, all a bit overwhelming.
      What a contrast this time: we're within 30k of Santiago and not seeing anyone going there! The walks are quiet and peaceful again.
      I know Santiago will still be full of people arriving from all directions, but now I know how it all works.
      I also wanted to use all the walking time I had, for walking. It worked out perfectly.
      Very happy with the whole experience, and with only one more day to go, I feel ready to switch to 'normal holidays' for a couple of weeks, before going home.
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      I can't believe it's almost over, Laura. Such a great effort. Thinking about steptember starting today, did you count your steps? [Brenda]


      Hahaha, I'm pretty sure I'd meet the target 🤣. Happy stepping to you!

    • Oct6

      Santiago to San Mamede da Pena

      October 6, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

      Today we left for Finisterre. It was a bit bitter-sweet to leave Santiago. We both felt that we could have used another day of rest. But, we decided to have our packs shipped to the next Albergue. We walked with our Mexican friends Chabelo and Carmen and plan to continue on with them to Finisterre and beyond. The comunal meal at San Mamede was excellent for 10 Euros and the entertainment brought down the house. It’s interesting that we finished in Santiago earning our Compostela but our pilgrimage doesn’t yet feel complete. So we continue to walk as planned to the end of the world.Read more

    • Day5

      A Peña to Santa Mariña

      September 16, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Fortified with caffeine and carbs, I continued past fragrant eucalyptus groves and pungent manure in barns and on fields. More manure. This is quite an agricultural area, lots of corn, cows, some horses and sheep. I saw many more horreos, and walked along a ridge with nearby Spanish windmills. After arriving at my albergue I showered and did some laundry. Soon I will go in search of beer.Read more

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