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  • Oct4

    Pola de Lena To Oviedo

    October 4, 2019 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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    Mary-Anne McLaughlin

    Congratulations, Terry! Thank God you found your way out of that forest before nightfall.

    10/5/19Reply
    Chalks Camino del Norte

    Congratulations on finishing!

    10/5/19Reply
    Debra Burgess

    glad all those 'puppies' were leashed! This looks like a broooootal part of your trek

    10/5/19Reply
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  • Day106

    Pola de Siero - Oviedo

    September 24, 2019 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

    Uta Gebing

    Es ist so schön zu lesen, was du alles erlebst, wie gut es dir geht und wie du das alles meisterst 💪🏼♥️

    9/28/19Reply
    Fußnoten

    Danke. 😘 Ja, es geht mir wirklich richtig gut gerade!

    9/28/19Reply
     
  • Day77

    Oviedo

    June 16 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Oviedo präsentiert sich uns in stralendem Sonnenschein. Nach dem ersten Kaffe mitten in der Altstadt geht Frau Bünzli auf Bikinijagt.
    Zu wenig Stoff, zu bunt, falscher Schnitt,...
    Dabei kann man ja mal das Wetter aus den Augen verlieren.
    Mit dem passenden Bikini in der Tasche flüchten wir ins nächste Restaurant. Das Gewitter ist wohl auch für Spanier nicht alltäglich und lässt die Strassen unter einer weissen Decke verschwinden.
    Zum Glück ist Peti nicht Wasserscheu. Trocken bringt er uns am Abend bis vor die Tore von Gijon, wo wir die tolle Aussicht auf die Stadt geniessen.
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  • Day14

    Not in Kansas anymore

    September 18, 2019 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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  • Day1

    Ankunft in Oviedo

    March 31, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Was für ein Tag! Nachdem der Wecker heute morgen um 2 Uhr geklingelt hat, wurde es endlich ernst: Fix unter die Dusche, noch einen Kaffee für unterwegs fertig machen, Rucksack greifen und ab nach Wilhelmshaven. Wie nicht anders zu erwarten, wenn man am (schönsten) Ende der Welt wohnt, musste die erste Hälfte des Tages damit draufgehen, überhaupt erstmal zum Flughafen nach Hamburg zu kommen - mit der Bahn. Die zeichnete sich ausnahmsweise, im Gegensatz zum Flug nach Madrid, durch Pünktlichkeit aus.

    Dementsprechend wenig Zeit hatten wir leider auf dem Flughafen in Madrid um unseren Anschluss nach Santander zu kriegen. Von dort ging es dann mit dem Bus in die Innenstadt um das Abenteuer eines spanischen Busbahnhofes entdecken zu dürfen. Denn der einzige Fernbus, der uns nach Oviedo bringen konnte, war ein Premium Reisebus. Ticket 30 Euro, Ledersitze, Fernseher in der Rückenlehne, voll klimatisiert und gratis Kopfhörer! What a time to be alive!

    Und damit schliesse ich den ersten Tag mit unverschämt wenigen Landschaftsbildern ab - die wirkten durch die getönten Scheiben vom Bus nämlich nicht so wirklich. Dafür das abgekämpfte Nach-dem-ankommen-vor-dem-losgehen-Selfie. Und morgen ist dann nach dem Frühstück Schluss mit Luxus. Der Camino wartet - gute Nacht!
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    Pandas im Kiwiland

    Ich dachte deine Reise geht gerade erst los :)

    3/31/18Reply
     
  • Day2

    Scary mountains

    April 18, 2019 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.Read more

    Laurie Reynolds

    I had no idea you were leaving. Lucky you. Did you get a motorcycle? Buen camino and abrazos from Laurie

    4/18/19Reply
    Jill Hill

    Laurie, Ian comes to Europe later. We will bike when I finish walking

    4/19/19Reply
    Lee Tolman

    Good luck Jill! Now in Arzúa, Santiago tomorrow. The Primitivo is to date my favorite Camino but also the most physically challenging. I am glad that I warmed up my legs walking the 320 km from Alicante to Cuenca. I hope you have dry weather!

    4/19/19Reply
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  • Jun24

    Hotels, hostels, albergues...

    June 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    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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    Ruchard Marler

    Wonderfully pictures. Really a people to people experience.

    6/26/19Reply
     
  • Day25

    Oviedo memories

    June 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Walking to the bus station I went past the Woody Allen statue and remembered being here with Joe and my parents. This picture is for you dad. 😍

    And now I'm at the bus station waiting for the bus to the airport and remembered when David got off the bus from Cangas here, and we had a grand time together. Love you guys.Read more

    joseph love

    A beautiful city, in which the inhabitants take great pride.

    6/10/17Reply
     
  • Day21

    A Day in the life

    September 24, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Every day on the Camino is different in terms of being in a new place, seeing different things and people. However, there is a rhythm that is common to all the days.
    In my first hostel I saw that we had to be out by 8 so I set my alarm for 7:30. Ha! What a waste of time. At about 6 AM the rustlers start in, people quietly gathering their possessions or maybe just counting their money, I don't know. Sometimes you get a bonus half an hour to an hour to sleep a little bit more, but by 7 people are no longer trying to be quiet, and the lights generally go on at 7 or 730. It takes 15 minutes to get dressed and packed (wearing the same clothing every day since Labor Day makes the dressing easier), so I'm usually out by 8 or 830. Usually the hostel is not close to a place to get coffee, but even when it is I find that it's nice to walk for an hour before getting coffee and something sweet, it tastes SOO good and lubricates the joints. Then I walk for a couple of hours, stop briefly for a piece of fruit, walk a few more hours. I try to stop around 1 or 2 o'clock for a real break, meaning that I take off my backpack and my shoes and have some bread, cheese, chocolate. I've always almost always arrived by 3 or 4 o'clock, check in and get a bed (with any luck at all), take a shower, wash out my clothes, maybe lie down for a minute. Then I'm ready to go explore. I might do another hour or two of walking the rest of the day, but that is sauntering in Keens , no backpack.
    Food is somewhat challenging on the Camino given the timing of meals in Spain. They have their midday meal between noon and three, and then restaurants shut down for any real food until 7 or 8 o'clock pm. It doesn't really work for me to wait until 8 PM to eat; I'm getting ready for bed by that time. At times it would be possible to have a noon meal as I'm walking, but I don't like the idea of sitting down and having a full meal before I've arrived where I'm going. So there are some days that I don't have a real meal. But in medium size towns , restaurants will serve snacks in the afternoon hours, so I often have dish called a tortilla which is somewhat like an omelette. It costs less than $2,, and the ice cream I have for dessert is about $2, so I'm eating on the cheap. I do work pretty hard at getting an apple, orange, and banana every day, and every once in a while I'll get in a salad or some vegetables.
    I love exploring the towns, especially the ones by the ocean, in the late afternoon. I like looking at the houses and sometimes chat with people. This is also a time that you can get to know other folks in the hostels. I'm usually in bed by nine, although it's hard to get to sleep before the last pilgrim has laid his or her little head down on the pillow, as it could be quite noisy before then. I'm actually sleeping quite well in the hostels, even with the law that there must be one snorer in each room.

    Today I'm taking a rest day in Oviedo. The camino that I'm walking has just split off from the coastal route and there are some hilly areas coming up, so I want to get ready. I also only have six days until my team comes to join me, and I need to be in good shape for them. We'll be climbing every mountain, fording every stream, fighting off alligators and bulls; strenuous times ahead! I also have to hone my leadership skills, being firm but kind, I iron fist in a velvet glove. Once they arrive on the 30th in Lugo, we will have a week to walk into Santiago and then a week to play around walking towards the coast. I'm looking forward to seeing them.

    No theme to the pictures today, just miscellaneous scenes.
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    Seikah Roberts

    LOVE IT!! Cannot wait to see you and Spain! 😁😍❤

    9/24/17Reply
    Chris Robinson

    Beautiful photos! I look forward to the alligators and your velvet glove leadership. See you very soon!

    9/24/17Reply
    Janet Roberts

    Loverly! And I appreciate getting a sense of the rhythm of the day. Gotta say, that Spain eating schedule sounds good to me! But maybe not coupled with the hostel 6am wake-up time.

    9/25/17Reply
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  • Jun22

    Parakeet

    June 22, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    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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    Ruchard Marler

    Laurie your pouring coordination is spot on impressive🍺

    6/22/19Reply
    john martin

    Laurie you had a very special moment occur when the blue bird came to you 😊, only on the Camino , the locals were excited too. Just having a beer and relaxing brought you a great memory 🙏

    6/22/19Reply
    Amara Hung

    Wow, it's so cool :-)

    6/23/19Reply
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