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Franco, El

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  • Day141

    132. Etappe: La Caridad

    November 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Heute wars n bissl ungemütlich, zunächst gings bei leichtem Regen los - der verflüchtigte sich aber schnell. Leider blieb es drübe und die Temperaturen einstellig.
    Die Küste war immer noch in Sichtweite, auch wenn ich nicht direkt daran entlang gewandert bin. Viele kleine hübsche Dorfkirchen gab es (leider nur von außen) zu bestaunen.
    Begleitet wurde ich heute von vielen durchaus witzigen Botschaften eines Mitpilgers, die aber einen ernsten Hintergrund haben. Denn so manche Pilger und Wanderer hinterlassen leider ihre Spuren in der Natur ohne darüber nachzudenken. 😓
    In der Herberge hab ich nun wieder freie Bettwahl und kann mich in der Mikrowellenküche voll entfalten. Den Temperaturen entsprechend gibt es wieder eine der leckeren Suppen ausm Karton 😋
    Ab morgen könnte ich mich nun auf den Weg ins Inland begeben und den "Camino historico" laufen, aber irgendwie kann ich mich noch nicht von der Küste verabschieden und werde mich wohl für eine sehr kurze, aber lt. verlässlichen Pilgerquellen, wunderschöne Route über den E9 direkt an der Küste entscheiden und erst übermorgen so langsam nach Galicien und weg von der Küste pilgern.
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  • Day21

    Camino Del Norte - Day 20

    June 29, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Camino Del Norte - Day 20
    Luarca to La Caridad
    Distance 31km (7 hours)
    Total ascent 340m

    As usual, our little intrepid gang set off at 6.30am from the Albergue. Luarca was a pretty town with a history for whaling and for caching a 30m octopus.
    The morning threatened rain again as dark clouds raced in from the Bay of Biscay. We walked through narrow country lanes and meandered our way through small woods. It was lovely to see swallows/swifts using the buffeting winds to feed off insects in the fields. As usual, black kites hunted above us.
    We stopped late morning for a Pergrinos breakfast. This consists of cafe con leche (coffee with milk), orange juice and a ham bocadillo. All for 3.50 euros. The place was busy with peregrinos.
    Around midday, we passed through Navia. There was a lovely market taking place. I found an old vagrant who looked like a peregrino. I ended up emptying all my change into his cockle shell.
    We crossed a long bridge and into more rural countryside. We only had 10km to go. It was simply a case of head down and keep going. The weather changed all the time from sunshine, a chilly wind or downpours. I lost count of the number of times my waterproofs came out.
    Around 1.30pm, we arrived at our little Albergue in La Caridad. It is a new Albergue with just 18 beds. It only costs 5 euros.

    Tomorrow, I will walk through the city of Ribaedo to a town called Vilela. It will be the last time I will follow the coast before entering Galicia and beginning the walk towards Santiago. To date, I have walked over 600km.

    Thank you all again for your fantastic donations.
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  • Day35

    Very hot in La Caridad

    June 20, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    This was a hot 25 km walk (32 C= high 80s F, I think). We left a little later than usual as well, 7:30, which took its toll later in the day. First a coffee stop at about 8:30, then a boots-off bench rest stop in the small city Navia, and then a sit in the shade and go buy 3 liters of Aquarius at a gas station shorter break as we geared up for the last little bit.

    This morning as we were leaving, Ann decided it would be prudent for her to take a bus rather than walk. That nagging feeling when you want to walk but know that you should not avoid the shooting pain. We thought we might not see her again. About an hour later we got a phone call from her, saying she had decided to jump ahead to our destination and had reserved us a place in the nice private albergue.

    She was there when we got here, having already made great progress on our dinner. Angel Ann! Hopefully tomorrow her foot will be better.
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  • Day13

    Feve

    July 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Feve Is part of the national rail network in Spain. It is narrow gauge making it excellent for winding along the rocky and mountainous coast. This part of the network, from Ferrol to Bilbao, has scenic views of the Cantabrian Sea to the north and mountains to the South, at least when not in tunnels, as well as rural and village scenes. These are a sampling from along the route.Read more

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