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    • Day37

      Tag 37 von Sarria nach Mercadoiro

      June 7 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Heute war wieder ein sehr interessanter Tag.
      Der Weg wird voller und voller vor allem mit Spaniern die nur die letzten 100 km gehen.
      Allerdings sind es ja nur die Kilometer bis nach Santiago und ich gehe ja noch 230 km weiter.
      Aber irgendwie werde ich immer ruhiger und ruhiger was gerade echt super ist.
      Alle Rennen an mir vorbei und mich interessiert das garnicht.
      Der 100 km Stein war ein Highlight aber auch ein Zeichen das es langsam dem Ende zu geht.
      Das wirkliche Highlight heute war ein Hase der zu einem Wegstein hoppelte als ich kamm sich Fotografieren ließ und wieder ging.
      Sachen gibt's.
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      Traveler

      Bald sehen wir dich wieder ❤️

      6/7/22Reply
      Traveler

      👍👌

      6/7/22Reply
      Traveler

      Echt tolle Leistung Andreas Respekt.👍🥾

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    • Day36

      Von sarria nach mecandoiro

      June 7 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Hola a todas. Also, der Auslauf aus Sarria, glich eher einer Fronleichnamprozession als alles andere. Das hängt damit zusammen, dass ein großer Teil der Pilger von Sarria losgeht, weil man nachweislich die letzen 100km nach Santiago de Compostella gepilgert sein muss, damit man die Compostella bekommt. Nunja, irgendwann habe ich nicht mehr darauf geachtet und habe die herrliche Etappe genossen. Es war einer der schönsten Etappen bisher. Habe eine Ehepaar aus Israel kennengelernt. Das absolute Highlight war der Kilometerstein: 100km nach Santiago. Nach all den Kilometern war es schon sehr emotional. Nach knapp 20km war auch diese Etappe Geschichte. Noch 5 Etappen, dann bin ich am Ziel. Erkenntnis des Tages: nur der ganze Camino ist der wahre.Read more

      Traveler

      ❤️🥰

      6/7/22Reply
      Traveler

      Der absolute Wahnsinn......

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      Traveler

      Super👍🎼

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    • Day41

      Sarria to Portomarin

      May 31 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

      I had an early start with the sun just rising again. The first hour was hard while my body woke up and I argued with myself whether I could do this or not. But then things got easier and I began to enjoy it.

      I think some of it may have been the large and noisy groups (even at 6am) racing past me. There are so many who began their Camino today and I felt old and slow and dusty beside them. But they did slow down as the kilometres added up and their feet began to hurt like the rest of us.

      I had a delicious pizza for lunch when I arrived and I’ve got another private room which is bright and airy.

      Unfortunately I’ve developed a reaction to the strapping tape and my calves are a bit of a mess. But luckily I met up with Nicole the physio from Brisbane this evening and she had a few ideas for me to try.

      It’s raining now and the forecast for the next few days is rain. Hopefully they are wrong but we are in Galicia now so it is to be expected I guess.

      Albergue-Pensión Manuel
      23kms
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      Traveler

      You’ve got this Di almost there! Hold your head high and embrace this. Sending love and hugs !!!! 🙏😘😍✅

      5/31/22Reply
      Narelle Campbell

      I also get a rash from tape Di. I’m sure your physio friend has advised this but you may need to put cloth wrap (not sure if that’s the right wording?) under the tape. You have been so strong throughout your whole walk and I really respect the resilience and positivity you have shown. Enjoy these last few days no matter what it brings. You certainly have a lot to be proud of. 🤗

      5/31/22Reply
      Traveler

      You're amazing Di. So proud of you 👏 🥰

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    • Day21

      Portomarin

      June 8 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 66 °F

      Much quieter start today. Ancient road with walls on each side and trees grown into the walls. I get that twitch I get and break out my rain gear. Other pilgrims smirk and shake their heads, but in 200m a light spritzy, evanescence, just enough to wet you through hits and I hike on by as they dig out their kit. More ancient stone farm buildings. I meet an older man having a pipe while leaning on his bike. I see that he has an artificial leg, a really expensive metal one with an articulating knee joint. As I climb the steep hill, he hops on the bike charging hard and passes me. An inspiration. I link up again with Dave and Gerry Jones. Before reaching the bridge to Portomarin I face three choices. The choices are borne out on a board.: go right and stay safe, go left (the ancient way) which clearly leads to injury and death and a further route in green. I go left and where the two part are more indications of death with pictures showing a narrow steep slot canyon with no steps on the ancient middle way, I stick to the far left green route and am rewarded with life. I reach the bridge and ring the Liberty Bell, then I read the sign indicating that if I ring the bell, I am morally obligated to visit the sister city of Portomarin. Dave and Gerry wait for me on the other side. The bridge spans 500 over a fjord of water from a vast lake to the north. I arrive too early for checkin and wind up chatting with Dave and Gerry over a long 2 beer calzone lunch. Check in, shower and a machine laundry wash and dry set up in a garage in the hotel parking lot. This is the swankiest place in Portomarin a three star Parador called the Pousada de Portomarin…a nice treat. Laundry is 4€ with automatic soap, dry for 3€, the cheapest so farRead more

      The World is Out There

      A really terrific calzone with sausage, chorizo, and cheese. The owner started the fire for me early when she saw I was shivering.

      6/8/22Reply
      The World is Out There

      The town was relocated to this hillside when the dam to the lake was built. The old site can be seen in the video, and is usually covered in water. The main church and a smaller chapel were relocated exactly, because the priest at the time insisted on numbering each stone.

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      Traveler

      Definitely a Brien stop!

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    • Day41

      Sarria - Villacha

      May 24 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Goodmorning, etwas später gestartet heute, war nicht mehr so motiviert. Jetzt ist es schon wieder viel besser nach dem 1. Stop in Barbadelo, ich habe etwas „Heimweh “. Ich weiß aber in ein paar Tage habe ich mein lange ersehntes Ziel gut erreicht. Optimistisch sein und das bin ich, ich bekomme mein vertrautes Gefühl wieder zurück. Das geht auch gar nicht anders, man kann sich hier nur erfreuen an eine traumhafte Natur. Vögel Gezwitscher, herrlicher Landluft, kleine uralte Dörfer, Kirchen und Kloster die man nur aus dem Film “der Name der Rose” kennt. Ich denke oft daran, wie die Pilger früher gereist sind, das waren schon andere Umstände und ich empfinde tiefen Respekt. Wir haben dicke Wanderschuhe, Smartwool Socken, Smartwool Shirts, Winddichte Jacken und Regenschutzkleidung, Schlafsäcke und Cremes für jedes Körperteil. Haben zu Essen , Trinken und Pilgermenüs und das für kleines Geld. Uns geht es nur gut.
      Heute sind es nur 23 Km. Es regnet wieder, bis jetzt konnte ich mich noch gut schützen unter dem dichten Laub. Also mein Poncho wieder anziehen und fleißig weitermachen, nach 10 Minuten suche ich doch etwas Schutz in einer alten Scheune, ich setze mich neben dem alten Trecker und zwischen Kaminholz was lecker riecht.
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      Traveler

      Guten Morgen. Der blaue Punkt auf der Karte hat ja bald Santiago erreicht ,eine tolle Leistung von dir ganz liebe Grüße

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Naar Casa Banderas met zorgzame, lieve mensen, Amerikanen die een familieverhaal hebben over de Camino. Jacqueline geniet van weer een nieuwe bijzondere dag. En ja de stip op de horizon komt dichterbij.

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Je bent er bijna ! Dit zal je levenslang nooit vergeten,….. Antoine is vandaag vertrokken met een vriend vanuit Trieste voor de Via Alpina, van Trieste in Italië, via De Dolomieten en Oostenrijk tot Obersdorf in Duitsland, een hele maand in het gebergte….en ze gaan niet in de berghutten slapen, ze hebben een tentje mee. Dit is ook wat hè. Veel liefs. 😘😘😘

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      wauw dat is ook een geweldige tocht

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Jeetje Michele dat is heel wat, knap hoor Ik bel je als ik terug ben 💋😘

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Nou he … 👍🏼

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      Traveler

      👍🏾👍🏾💪🏽👏🏾😘

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Liebe Jacq, dein Ziel ist in greifbarer Nähe 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼. Alles Liebe auf den letzten km von uns. 😘

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    • Day27

      Portomarin in the Rain

      September 24 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Morgade - Portomarin
      We had the most incredible night - room was great and food was awesome. And we met some great company from Portland, OR.
      It was raining this morning so, we tried to wait it out but decided to try our rain gear which worked for the most part. It didn’t last all that long and the sun came out so, we stripped off our rain gear and continued on to Portomarin.
      The path split a few times leaving us as to which way to go a few times- the last time was through a historical area which was a highly acrobatic feat.
      Portomarin is an old town but we fought more modern accommodations- at the top of a hill of course.
      Yes, we passed the 100kms marker for into Santiago… wahoo.
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      Traveler

      Erma loves the rock climbing exercises, reminded me of her expertise at the ladders.

      9/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      buena suerte para ti

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      Traveler

      Thank You

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    • Day11

      Back on the trail. Portomarin

      June 24 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      After a rough night of buses and transfers and masks and more buses, we made it to Sarria. The taxi was waiting for me with a sign. (I’ve always wanted that!) We had him take us to the 100km (to go) marker and we hiked from there in very little sleep. It was only about 8km and everyone was a trooper. It was a beautiful hike and perfect weather. The crowds are thicker and the pilgrims are less athletic. (I saw a3 year old hiking!)

      We took the bus to Sarria (the train was broken) with some girls from Boston and they had been traveling for 36 hours. They missed their train and there was no chance of getting on another one. They looked beat.

      It feels good to be back on the trail and I’m glad we chose to continue. When you have a goal in mind, it is hard to let go. We are all tired and ready for bed at 6pm but glad to be back in action. By the way, our housing tonight is an entire apartment with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. We decided to go to the grocery store and pick up frozen pizzas for dinner rather than wait for the Spanish eating time of 7pm. It was a good move but the bar outside my window is a bit raucous. I bet I’m so tired it won’t matter. Daniel is already asleep. He can sleep anywhere and he sure is tired. (Even he admitted though that he’s glad to be back on the trail.)
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      Traveler

      Yay!

      6/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Lots of reasons to smile 😊

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      Traveler

      Way to persevere!! B

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    • Day5

      Day two Camino: 17 miles 🔥

      October 10 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 50 °F

      We started today bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to conquer the day! Soon after we started though we were hit with a pretty steep hill, pouring rain and high winds. But not to worry- we had the gear!! We threw on our raincoats, rain pants and even rain cover for our backpacks! We continued throughout the day walking with a steady stream of other pilgrims. We stopped for lunch- bacon and cheese sandwich- and then for ice cream of course! As the miles passed our feet definitely were feeling it! The newness and wonder wore off pretty quickly! By mile 14 we were pretty done but we dug deep and knocked out the final 3! We arrived at our hotel- a 218 year old farm house with beautiful grounds and a delicious meal. We are definitely beat and glad for our “short” day of 9 miles tomorrow!

      A and E
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      Traveler

      Awesome

      10/10/22Reply

      Love these smiles ladies💕 [Wiley Macleod]

      10/10/22Reply

      Yahoo- way to go [Jane]

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    • Day28

      Portomarin

      August 13 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

      Portomarin is all my deepest Camino fears and dislikes come alive. I am sleeping in a room with 129 other pilgrims, 95 percent of which started this morning in Sarria and are celebrating their time away from parents or spouses with copious amounts of alcohol.

      The Way echoes hiking sticks without rubber caps (why one would need hiking sticks in suburban Galicia is beyond me). You're on the Camino, not in the Arctic, get some rubber caps.

      There are boom boxes playing Spanish rap, groups blocking the way, lines in front of toilets, and more. Oh and prices have quadrupled.

      It's the final test before Santiago. I shall not fail.
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      Traveler

      Not much sleep coming tonight I fear. Get up early and run!!!

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    • Day24

      Sarria to Portomarin

      May 24 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

      25km - ek drink koffie en praat nonsens met die amerikaners tot 9am. My teorie is dat ek so die stormloop dorp uit sal mis. Nie eers 40 min later voel dit soos n maraton. Groepe toeriste en skole wat klip hard praat, niemand groet, en spoed loop sonder om na enigiets te kyk. Daar is rommel langs die pad en elke slak is road kill.

      Dalk die les van die dag; inleiding in die samelewing na amper 4 weke op die pad.

      Gelukkig ontmoet ek n paar goeie siele, Ellie van Hermanus en Erin van Ohio. Ons eet die lekkerste middagete by n “dinotivo” en kla oor die Camino inval. N vriendelike mini-mensie hardloop die plek en is erg trots op haar heerlike gebak.

      Die hele dorp van Portomarin is steen vir genommerde steen verskuif tot bo op die bult nadat die dam gebou is in die 1960’s.
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      Traveler

      dit klink of dit goed gaan met jou... hierdie twee vat dit nog rustig! mooi loop!

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Stap lekker stadig Alta en geniet dit... as jy eers klaar geloop het, is dit n kultuurskok om huis toe te kom. Ons sukkel om aan te pas by die huis 🙄. Geniet elke tree en jou fotos is wenner fotos. 🍋🍺☺️

      5/24/22Reply
       

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Portomarín, Portomarin, Puertomarín, ポルトマリン, Пуэртомарин, Портомарін, 波尔托马林

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