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Palas de Rei

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  • Day14

    Roman bridge, casa of delights

    April 30 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    A long 28km slog from Lugo to Ferreira. Lovely, but long. I was going to stay at San Román, but the albergue there convinced me I could do the extra 8km. I can cope with simple, but not dirt. My feet did pay the price, although nothing that a few painkillers and some red wine could not fix! I stayed at a simply lovely renovated old stone house, beside the old Roman bridge at Ferreira. A very superior B&B - lovely people, good food, and a comfortable private room.Read more

  • Day3

    Day 2 - Portomarin to Palas De Rei

    April 9 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We set off from our lovely garden hotel bungalow called Casa de Maestro just as it was getting light. We walked for 24.8km to the next town on the Camino Walk. We stopped only for giant sandwiches, Galician Pie (a traditional pasty style pie filled with whatever the cook has spare) and wine. Arrived at our hotel 7.5 hours later feeling quanked (obsolete word of the day according to Google). The Casa Benilde hosts have been amazing; taking our wet clothes to dry and setting up the room so it was really cosy. Now off to find more wine, even if we have to crawl 😉Read more

  • Day4

    Day 3 - Palas De Rei to Melide

    April 10 in Spain ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    Arrived in Melide after walking 14.5km, only stopping for a Nesquick and a quick loo break. We felt a bit lazy (!) after having walked 45+ kilometres over the past two days, but it was nice to have a cup of tea and a bath to rest our legs. We made a trip up to the old town in the early evening. We were especially happy to be given free tapas with our wine and catch a rare glimpse of the sun after another day of rain.Read more

  • Day144

    Palas de Rei - July 23

    July 23, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    July 23

    We walked a bit over 15 miles today, so we now have 43.6 miles to go.

    We wanted to get an earlier start this morning because we knew we had a lot of climbing today and it was going to get hot later. Morning is not my most favorite time of day, and 5:30 am is really not my thing. But, we did finally get going in the dark with headlamps. Sunrise is not until after 7:00 here.

    Both Alan and I do well climbing up and over the hills in the morning in the cool air when our legs and bodies are fresh. But, as the hours add up and the day goes on, we slow down...sometimes a lot. Today was one of those days. Everything on my body felt great, except my sore groin muscle bothered me more as the day wore on. Alan’s back was also bothering him, I was semi-limping, and then some grumpiness set in which meant walking at a distance from each other was the best thing to do by the end of the day 😂😂.

    The first thing we did when we got to Palas de Rei was go to the farmacia to get some ibuprofen. We had run out a couple of days ago. Then...stop at the supermercado to get something cold to drink and a few snacks, check in to our room, shower, wash clothes, eat some snacks, take ibuprofen, rest, eat lunch, visit with friends, rest again, then finally meet our friends for dinner. This routine is pretty much what we do each day after we are done hiking. It’s a rough life 😂😂.

    Tonight’s dinner was the last dinner with Paul and Mirabelle until we see them in Santiago. It was a really nice dinner...special time.They will go further than Paku and us tomorrow. They said they will greet us when we arrive in Santiago 💕🙂. We had the waiter take a picture of the 5 of us to commemorate the moment.
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  • Day25

    Twenty second stop - Palas de Rei

    May 23, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Portomarín -> 24km -> Palas de Rei
    Well, this place teaches us the reality of the term "Don't judge a book by its cover". There is no palace and there is no King (there is nothing here, really), however, today's misty weather made for a mystical walk along Galicia. And we had pulpo a la Gallega with a nice caña de Estrella Galicia!Read more

  • Day50

    Photos from walk to Palas de Rei

    October 11, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Just arrived at Palas de Rei and wifi so good - sent off photos from yesterday, and while it is in a good mood will quickly send lovely scenery from today...we started in a little rain which didn’t last very long...another beautiful walk. Full report later today!

  • Day16

    Määääh!

    May 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    San Romao - As Seixas 13,5km

    Am heutigen Tag sind wir im Wechsel durch kühle, grüne Wälder, über Feldwege, aber auch über Asphalt gewandert. Hierbei passierten wir immer wieder Häusersiedlungen und Bauernhöfe. Die Luft erinnerte ein wenig an Selbach 😉

  • Day32

    Palas de Rei 24 km

    October 1, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Extrem viele Leute unterwegs, da muss man gedanklich wegblenden. Die Strecke hat im moment viele schöne Wege, jedoch endtäuschen im Moment die Ortschaften. Entweder sind viele Häuser verlassen und halbe Ruinen, oder es fehlt an schönen Dorf resp. Stadtkernen. Schade eigentlich, habe gedacht um so näher an Santiago desto ausgeputzer die Dörfer, aber das Gegenteil ist der Fall.Read more

  • Day75

    Day 74: San Roman d Retorta - As Seixas

    October 26, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Distance: 15.1 (1801.7/66.5)
    Weather: 24C, bright and sunny
    Mood: Fine, bit of a headache though
    Staying at: As Seixas Pilgrims Hostel

    Is it bad that I long so much for my arrival in Santiago? The days have started to be so much alike and I notice that many of my thoughts are connected to arriving in Santiago, being reunited with Marc, the walk we have planned for after (Muxia, then Fisterra) and maybe most of all picking up my real life when I get back to the Netherlands .
    I seem to be one of the few people who is looking forward to the end so much. And it's not that I dislike the walking or hate the hostels and lack of real towels. I have found my peace in the routine, but I crave for the next chapter, the start of my new life... The typical Aries who gets bored with one thing well before it's over....
    In the past few weeks of my zen state of mind I was able to just be in the moment and I even started to detach from the regular checking of my phone (not for contact from the outside world, but just maps, how far to go etc.), but now my mind is insistent to take me out of the moment and dream of everything in and after Santiago. It doesn't help that I've been having a pretty consistent headache for the past few days... The camino had taught me that mind and body are so connected and when the body is not in optimal form the walking becomes mentally more challenging.
    Is it bad that I long for the end...? I don't know. I think it's just how it is and it's not long now 😀
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  • Day29

    Team Camino

    October 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    My backup team arrived on Sunday: Janet, Seikah, and Chris. We met in Lugo, had just a little trouble finding each other but a happy ending. We had a great apartment to stay in and had fun exploring Lugo. The next day they started right out with a 20 km walk to San Roman. It was fairly hot and sunny, so we were tired when we arrived, but had a good day. Seikah's ankle and knee are bothering her a little so the second day she used a pack-transport service which helped a lot. Today we walked 14 km, are staying at a nice hostel which is in the middle of nowhere, so we're running a little low on food supplies but certainly in no danger of starvation. We also have to walk 7 k tomorrow before coffee, which is equivalent to Shackleton's hardships in my view 🙂 . Tomorrow night we will be in Melide, where the Primitivo meets the Frances route,so we will be catapulted into great throngs of people, going from hostels that have 25 beds to ones that have 150 beds. Should be sunny and warm for us, maybe a little cooler, the rest of the week.Read more

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