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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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Day19

    Friol - about 29kms

    October 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We dithered a lot this morning about which route to take. We initially decided to stay on the Camino Primitivo and walk about 20kms to San Roman .... but then the green arrows of the Camino Verde were so very tempting.

    In the end, we did what every responsible pilgrim would do - we tossed a coin. The Camino Verde was the winner, so we went off-piste for a 2-day walk that will connect us with the Camino del Norte tomorrow.

    We expected a 24km walk, but it turned out to be a lot more. The route markings were unclear in places, meaning a few little detours. All part of the fun!
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  • 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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  • 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

  • Aug11


    August 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Od dziś kilometry na słupkach w liczbach dwucyfrowych. I wspaniałe albergue prowadzone przez angielskie towarzystwo przyjaciół camino. Na pewno zajmie wysoką pozycję w moich notowaniach. Wciskamy się rzutem na taśmę, bo większość miejsc już zajęta przez młodzież, która przeszła dziś tylko 15 km. Dwa dni temu w ten sposób miejsca zapełniły się już o 10-tej rano. WTF??? To jest camino czy siestino? No ale dziś się udało, poza tym wielu fajnych współpielgrzymów, więc się napawam świetnym schroniskiem.Read more

  • Day27

    D-25. Lugo - Friol

    October 21, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Distance 23.3 km (609.3)
    Steps 36500 (1 011 885)
    Ascent/Descent 431/411

    Visų pirma, sveikinu save perkopus milijono žingsnių robą per 25 dienas. Kaip įrodymą prisegu batų nuotrauką.

    Kelias šiandien kitoks. Daug mažiau žmonių, daug mažiau judesio. Pakely sutikau tik vieną keliautoją, ir tas su dviračiu bei į priešingą pusę. Taip yra todėl kad ši dalis nėra oficiali, ir dėl įvairių priežasčių jos nenorima įteisinti.


    Today is a big day: I passed a milestone of one million steps in this journey. As a proof I attach a photo of my boots.

    The way is different today. Less people, less chaos. During day's walk I met only one traveler and he was with a bicycle and riding opposite direction. It is because way from Lugo to Sobrado not official yet.
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