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Oviedo

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  • Day45

    Pola de Lena To Oviedo

    October 4 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    San Salvador Camino Completed!

    The last day of the Camino, and one of the most broootal.

    We were eager to finish off today, so we decided to walk the 34 kilometres to Oviedo. Juan was so eager he woke at 5:00am to get going. I did’t leave until 7:00.

    The first stretch to the town of Mieres, was pretty easy going along pedestrian walkways. I arrived there at 10:00. I thought the rest of the day would be a breeze.

    There are two hills to go up and down to Oviedo. The first is not well marked. I ended up going down a muddy trail into the middle of a forest. Totally lost, and because it was also a misty rainy day, I could not see the sun. I ended up using my phone to navigate out. About 5 to 8 wasted kilometers.

    After surviving this, I found flechas again. Now the only thing between me and Oviedo was one more mountain.

    I arrived in Oviedo at around 5:00 that evening. Juan had arrived only 1 hour sooner.

    After finding a hostel, we went out to drink the local cider to celebrate the end of the San Salvador Camino.

    Tomorrow I will receive my compestela document!
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  • Day2

    Scary mountains

    April 18 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    I’ve arrived in Oviedo via the Alvia train from Madrid. Through some mountains that look spectacular - and very steep. Snow on some. My challenge for the next few weeks.
    Staying in the municipal albergue tonight.

  • Jun22

    Parakeet

    June 22 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    While John waited at the laundromat for our clothes to finish the wash cycle this afternoon in Oviedo, I went around the corner for a beer. (I know, but John doesn’t drink beer.)

    I was sitting at a small table. Out of the blue, a blue parakeet fell onto my table! Like, out of the sky/ceiling! I gently scooped it up in my hands, snd everyone in the bar — two men, the lady behind the bar, her little girl, and another woman all gathered around. I asked if it belonged to anyone — “No!”

    So of course I put it into the hands of a very excited little girl. I went back to my beer, but moments later, the bird flew away from the little girl and landed right back into my hands! Well, this time they found a box for it. The men at the bar were quite excited about the whole scene and when they found out I’m a pilgrim, they insisted on buying my beer. What a strange scene! And John missed it!

    But at least I got a picture —
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  • Jun5

    Oviedo

    June 5 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    Just a few pictures from Oviedo, which is the end point for the Camino del Salvador. The Cathedral here houses many relics, including the cloth that is said to have covered Jesus's face. However the one on display is only a replica.

  • Jun24

    Hotels, hostels, albergues...

    June 24 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 59 °F

    Compared to the Camino Frances, the Camino del Norte suffers from a lack of accommodation in terms of pilgrim housing. There simply aren’t many albergues on this route. So this trip we’ve ended up in a wide variety of places overnight. The cost is higher, but we’ve also had private rooms, occasionally with shared bath.

    We’ve been fortunate — some have been pretty basic, but they’ve all been spotlessly clean.

    Here are some pics to give you an idea —
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  • Jun22

    Sidra... and horreos

    June 22 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    We’re in Asturias province, where the specialty drink is sidra, a cider made from crabapples. We’ve seen a lot of restaurants that advertise sidra and the foods that go with it. It’s about 6% alcohol, and the label on the bottle carries information on where it comes from and when it was bottled, just like a bottle of wine.

    What’s most unique about it is the presentation. It’s supposed to be poured from over your head, and you hold the glass down low to catch the stream from the bottle... oh well, just see the video below!

    In Asturias and Galicia, you see hórreos everywhere. They’re above-ground graneries of wood or stone, set on pillars. Many of them are in bad shape, but more are still being used for corn, grain or other storage. Here are a few pics.
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  • Day14

    Not in Kansas anymore

    September 18 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today's KMs - 0 kms (official Camino kms)
    Total KMs - 256.7 KMs
    Total blisters - 7 + same

    Oviedo is big! Definately not what we've been used to over the past week. It has a McDonald's and Starbucks - the first set of junk food we've seen. So much good food, coffee and shopping here with lots of brands we can't get back home (not in Adelaide anyway). Not tempted though considering I'll have to carry any extra weight in my pack for another 350+ kms. The Camino markers here are even more up market - gold shells 😊

    In the end it seems like we made the right decision to take a rest day. I've been icing and elevating my "cankles" with Simon's ice cold beer cans. Beer is so cheap here, from 40 - 65 cents a can, with so much variety. A can of coke costs more than a can of beer! Wasted on me but Simon is making full use of the opportunity.

    Can't wait to start the challenging Camino Primitivo tomorrow. It should be good heading into the mountains. It will be more remote with fewer albergues and limited/ no wifi. I'm mentally ready for the long up and down hills. I just hope my feet will hold up!
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  • Day106

    Pola de Siero - Oviedo

    September 24 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    17 eher öde Kilometer Richtung Oviedo. Dort haben wir für 2 Tage ein Apartment gemietet, um uns gebührend von Tim verabschieden zu können, der uns verlassen muss. Schöne Tage mit viel gutem Essen, Erholung, einem ausgelassenen letzten gemeinsamen Abend und einem traurigen Abschied. Wir sind wirklich zu einer tollen Gruppe zusammengewachsen, obwohl alle so unterschiedlich sind. Jeder lernt von jedem, wir lachen, weinen, reden, singen zusammen. Könnte von mir aus ewig so weitergehen. ;)Read more

  • Jun23

    Oviedo

    June 23 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    Our new favorite town... sorry our photos are so dark but we had rain most of the day.

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