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  • Day33

    Baamonde

    July 27 in Spain

    Unglaublich Tag 33...so lange bin ich schon unterwegs 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Ein Wandertag wie im Bilderbuch ☀️kleine Anhöhen und viele schnuckelige kleine Dörfer in schönster Natur. Heute waren sehr viele schöne zufriedenstellende Gedanken über Veränderungen da! Es wird sich vieles Ändern☀️das Leben ist so bunt wie wirres uns machen und ich möchte es kunterbunt und voller Liebe ❤️

  • Day23

    KM 100

    September 28, 2017 in Spain

    Unbelievable but true, Santiago is now only 100 km away! I want to be there on monday, so 4 more days of walking. Yesterday, I walked from Castromaior to Vilalba, which wasn't a very long walk, about 13 km..... Great for my feet!

    But ever since I have turned land inward towards Santiago I have been having mixed feelings. The question, should I continue or not keeps popping in my head......
    I keep thinking, maybe I should use the time I have left in Spain to go to the coast, which I love so much....

    However, now that I have hit the 100 KM mark, I have made up my mind. I will make it to Santiago, and I want to get there on monday.
    That means I will have to walk 25 km the coming 4 days! Gaat helemaal lukken 😂

    I loved today's walk! Again in doubt, I started walking, the trail was really nice and all of a sudden we walked by a house and a doggy was sitting outside... And when I passed she came running to me tail wagging..... So cute, she wanted me to pet her, so ofcourse I did 😁.

    After that another dog, and another...... The first dog just made my day, soooo cute.....
    Hmmm, I think I miss my pets 😂😂😂.

    I am now in Baamonde, in an albergue that has beds for +90 pilgrims. I think we are about 40 and tonight is an ear plug night for sure. I guess, I will have to get used to it, because the last 2 days of my camino will be on the camino frances, which is much busier than the one I am on (+500 pilgrims a day).
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  • Day25

    Camino Del Norte - Day 24

    July 3, 2017 in Spain

    Camino Del Norte - Day 24

    Gontan to Baamonde
    Distance 41km (9 hours)
    Total ascent 320m

    Andrea, my Italian friend, was suffering from tendinitis and initially planned to take a day off. Claudia, my German peregrino, set off early this morning.
    I set off from the Albergue at 5.45am alone. It was pitch black. It was easy to follow the Camino signs and very quickly I was into the countryside and sunken lanes. I had to use my head torch a few times in woods but otherwise just relied on my night vision.
    Dawn came a few hours later. It was cool and very pleasant walking. I eventually switched on my iPod and rocked away the kilometers. I walked 2km with a Spanish guy who was out for a short walk. We conversed in Spanish. I was delighted that he spoke slowly so I could understand him and I could reply. He was puffing by the time I left him. I passed Claudia and carried on alone. At 9.30am, I stopped for some breakfast of bread and chorizo.
    The day was warming up quickly. I got to the city of Vilalba at 10am and stopped for breakfast. I waited for Claudia to catch up so we could walk the next 20kms together.
    Vilalba was not a particularly inspiring city so we passed through it quickly.
    Walking in Galicia is wonderful. The Camino winds its way through quiet roads/lanes and paths. They are very well marked and maintained. The only problem is the lack of water sources so you have to carry a lot of water.
    We stopped several times for breaks. One of the highlights was seeing huge storks flying over our heads.
    The heat built up so that the road was red hot. The Tarmac was bubbling up. We arrived at our Albergue exhausted but delighted that we had walked 41kms.

    I am 100kms from Santiago!

    Thank you for your amazing support and very kind donations to B.I.R.D
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  • Day40

    Baamonde

    June 25, 2017 in Spain

    Today has been one of those low days. First the three German boys in my lovely albergue room got up at 5. I couldn't go back to sleep so at 5:45 I got up, made some coffee and was walking by 6:45. It was actually not a bad start time since I had 35 km to go today. Not much elevation, so I thought I'd be fine. But by the time I got here, I was dragging.

    Leaving the lovely Albergue, I turned the corner to find that what had clearly once been a narrow grassy green tunnel had been bulldozed and filled with crushed rock. Gripe#1. Then a few hours later I arrived in Vilalba, a little less than halfway. It is an UGLY town. Gripe# 2. The guy at my coffee stop put fake crab, melted cheese, and ham in my tortilla sandwich. Gripe#3. From there, it was 18 more km with a lot of asphalt and sun, and nowhere to rest. Gripe#4. Then I told myself to stop griping and enjoy the day. And there were some gorgeous chestnut trees, one of which had a little plaque saying it was 700 years old!

    Finally, on the outskirts of town, a Spanish couple passed me and seemed pretty unfriendly. A Portuguese couple came up (you can see I am dragging if everyone is passing me) and I walked with them into the Albergue and the explosion started. The Portuguese guy took one look at the unfriendly Spanish lady and started cursing her out. There must have been a big conflict of some sort that triggered his outburst. It was a bit tense but luckily the woman checking all of us in put them at opposite ends of the Albergue.

    All in all it was not a 5***** day but that happens. I also think my body is running out of gas slowly. But after a shower and the therapeutic hand washing of clothes, all seemed much better. And imagine my delight when I learned that in the bunk next to me is my Australian friend Ann. We had split up a few days ago when she had foot problems. She is walking again and is feeling good.
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  • Day34

    Noch mal Glück gehabt

    August 19 in Spain

    Obwohl die Herbergensituation seit einigen Tagen besser ist, war es heute unverständlicherweise knapp. Hatte um 15 Uhr die 20km runter und bekam ein Bett für 6.-
    Die Herberge hat 94 Betten, 80 sind belegt. Weiß gar nicht wo die Leute herkommen. Habe heute nur 6 Pilger gesehen.

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