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  • Day7

    Day? I fell behind in posting

    September 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Ok so truth be told I really fell behind in posting anything. Partly because I had some trouble with WiFi and partly because I was flat out exhausted. Our tour was active with not a lot of downtime. The first day that I didn't post was the day I came home from walking, showered off my feet (a whole new meaning to the washing of feet now) and dove into bed. I tried waking up that afternoon 3 times and felt as though I could have slept the night through. However I knew I'd miss dinner. So as always food motivated me to open my eyes and get myself ready for dinner😁
    The pictures...
    1. Our crazy your guides who took such good care of us. Anticipated our every need. Esther and German (pronounced Herman) I forgot to mention that what they are showing you is octopus. It's what was for lunch. I have had an open mind the whole trip but this is my second try at it and yeah.... They have nothing to fear from me. I'll stick with shrimp!
    2. Beautiful view from our room
    3. Grapevine arbor terrace at our accommodation. Just beautiful!
    4. Underneath the grapevine terrace and Esther getting ready to treat a blister that I never felt coming on... No hot spot, just took my shoe off and there it was. The medical/blister kit that they carry is huge! I will spare you the pictures of the toe. I never had any pain from it! 👍
    5. We were highly encouraged to soak our feet if the manor houses had a pool. I didn't do this one day and realized it was a mistake.
    Thanks for following me!
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    Donna Shovak

    She looks like a lot of fun!!

    Donna Shovak

    Lovely! Quaint! Old world European feel!! How special to stay there! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

    Donna Shovak

    Ahhh! Those poor, tired feet!! 😄 I'm guessing that felt good!

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  • Day22

    Good decision, bad data

    September 26, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Today’s KMs - 46.5kms
    Total KMs - 509.3kms
    Total blisters - 9 (one extra big one today 😑)

    We left Lugo this morning about an hour later than usual after having a chat with the boys & Sue with a fairly easy day planned. There was a big chain of walkers out of Lugo. We suspect it’s because we are now around the 100km mark left to Santiago so it’s a popular starting point for those who want the compostela. It was also a lovely day walking with the first day in a while that it wasn’t raining and the terrain was relatively flat to start with.

    The plan was to walk to Ferreira, about 28kms in total however once we arrived the town and albergues were really small and not too inviting. So with some “bad” data we made the good decision (in the end) to walk to Melide. The “bad” data was the amount of kms it really was to get to Melide which meant we accidentally ended up walking 46.5kms today instead of 28kms 😳 without any water left and no food.

    Anyway, that just made arriving in Melide even better. Melide is where the Camino Frances and Camino Primitivo meet. So we’ve gone from towns with albergues with as little as 8 beds to albergues of 145 beds (in Melide at least). I don’t know how we’re going to react tomorrow walking with hundreds of other walkers instead of our usual 10-20 walkers at most. Not looking forward to that. But with only 52kms left to Santiago it won’t last long. I can’t believe how close to Santiago we are now!
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    David Wong

    A surprise is often a blessing. I see that Simon has the walking stick now? Have you eaten Melide’s famous boiled Octopus? 😋

    Pam and Simon

    I couldn't bear eating the octopus but we ate a lot of melindres - glazed donut like puffs 👍

  • Day7

    Day 6. O Coto to Boente 7.6 miles

    September 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    1. Beautiful views
    2. Small church along the way
    3. Quick break which proved very difficult for me to get started again afterwards.
    4. Cute pink car that was beside a small kiosk .
    5. We went to an octopus restaurant. Yup, still don't like it. But had to order a small plate just to try.
    6. Our 2 guides. Esther and Herman. The are so wonderful. Herman reminds me of my brother in law....he's calm and speaks English with a Spanish accent! They seem to anticipate your every need/want. Even arranging massages for us this evening!
    7. The van/ bus meets us at check points. It's loaded with fruit snacks and water...also our suitcases

    Another beautiful day of many we finished 55.5% of The Way from Sarria to Santiago. Today was a lighter day walking but the last half proved to be exhausting for me! Our new Manor house is just out of the movies..once I get freshened up I will post more!
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    Thinking of you! Prayers are with you. 💗Patti


    So happy for you to be having this experience, Jackie. You are rockin it!

    Donna Shovak

    Love the car!

    Donna Shovak

    So old, beautiful& rustic!

  • Day17

    Blowing in the wind

    May 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    As Seixas - Melide 15km

    Bei trüben und extrem windigen Bedingungen ging es heute einen kleinen Stich hoch auf 750Hm. Die Vegetation änderte sich schlagartig und hatte den Charme schottischer Highlands. Danach ging es wieder bergab und wir erreichten gegen Mittag das Etappenziel Melide. Hier endet offiziell der Camino Primitivo. Für die letzten drei Tage heißt es nun "Augen zu und durch" auf dem kommerziellen Camino FrancesRead more

    Ute Brückner

    Hoffentlich keine weiteren Steigungen mehr .Was machen die Füße ?

    Conny Stenger


    Conny Stenger

    👀zu😅und durch😎

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  • Day146

    Melide - July 24

    July 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    July 24th

    We only walked ten miles to Melide today and will do another short day to Arzúa tomorrow. Some of our friends made it to Santiago yesterday, and Andy made it to Santiago today 🙂. Some more will get there tomorrow, and Paul and Mirabelle will get there on the 26th. The end is so close now!

    Highlights from today:
    1. Sleeping until 7am
    2. Four cafe stops along the way today
    3. Seeing families hiking with little kids
    4. Watching Alan enjoy fresh 🐙 octopus
    5. Amazing dinner with Paku
    6. Groin muscle is fine now 🙂
    7. Little heel blister is gone 👍🏻

    Only 34.5 miles to go!
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    Judy P

    Wow! It seems like you just started- can’t believe you are nearly done!! R u gonna go to finesterre??

    Barb and Alan

    We won’t have time to walk the whole way there, but we do plan on going.


    One of my fav flicks. Love the music.

  • Day32

    Melide.... nur noch 53km

    June 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Ab heute zähle ich rückwärts..... es sind noch 53km übrig, dann hab ich Santiago erreicht.... das Ziel aller Pilger. 🤗

    Der Weg heute (31km) begann holperig.... der Herbergsvater hatte verschlafen und somit kamen wir nur verspätet los, wir waren eingeschlossen.

    Gegen 7.30 Uhr ging's dann endlich los.... die Strecke war wenig anspruchsvoll und daher ging's relativ zügig voran..... da wir ja mindestens 2-3 Stempel pro Tag benötigen, um die Compostella zu erhalten, wird an jeder Kirche angehalten und gestempelt.

    So gegen 16.00 Uhr 🕓 kam ich in Melide an..... eine nette Herberge, diesmal wieder im Bett. Die obligatorische Besichtigung der Kathedrale ⛪ erfolgte und dann trafen wir uns alle zu einem Bier 🍻 und den einen oder anderen Licor 43 con Leche 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃..etwas was ich regelmäßig erstmal den Barkeepern erklären 🤔 muss, bevor ich es bekomme. Ich ernte dann immer ein mitleidiges Lächeln😏

    Am Abend wurde dann Pulpo 👾 egessen, ein Muss wenn man in Melide aber nicht mein Fall, also nichts für mich. 🙈🙈
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  • Day12


    April 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Heute war es nur eine kurze Strecke mit viel Wasser von oben :) daher weniger Bilder, aber viel Entspannung, Vogelgezwitscher und die Reiter sind zu Pferd auch nicht schneller als ich zu Fuß, da ich der Gruppe seid Samos immer wieder begegne.

    Bei dem Regen kehrt man auch gerne für ein leckeres Frühstück ein und hört dem Prasseln genüsslich zu.

    Distanz: 15,59 km
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    Hendrik Rudert

    Die glorreichen 5?!

    Hendrik Rudert

    Gutes nom nom!!

    Around the World

    Es versteckt sich noch ein sechster auf dem Bild 😉

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  • Day15

    Gentle rolling hills

    May 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Walked into Melide after a nice 20km stroll, through the pretty village of As Seixas, up along a ridgeline with wind turbines and a view, Melide beckoning from afar. Everywhere the sound of songbirds tweeting their spring songs, wild gorse and heather on the hills, then deep green lanes, beech trees and eucalypts . Constantly small streams and little waterfalls - it is Galicia!Read more

    Ian Hill

    But the reds clash a little !

  • Day26

    Feliz Cumpleanno

    October 5, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    On this fine day in Manitoba, Canada a beautiful baby, now woman, was born. Happy birthday Coleen.

    Greetings from around the world are being sent your way from family, old friends and new Camino friends.

    Have a great day mi amor.
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    Rod Yokoyama

    Happy birthday Coleen! Hope it's Awesome!!! Love the pictures!

    Ben Nielsen

    Happy belated birthday to you Coleen. Missed this post, sorry but i'm sure was a most memorable birthday this year.


You might also know this place by the following names:

Melide, ميليدي، لا كرونيا, Mellid, メリーデ, Мелиде, Мельид, Меліде, 梅利德