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    • Day16

      Tag 16

      April 16, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Heute haben wir uns von Jessy und Nicola verabschiedet. Bevor wir auf dem Camping "A Vouga" Nachbaren wurden, waren wir in Zürich Nachbaren. Nur kannten wir uns noch nicht😛 Dank ihnen können wir jetzt sogar jassen.. ein bisschen zumindest ;) Die Beiden wollten eigentlich nach Portugal, da die Grenze aber bis auf Weiteres geschlossen bleibt ziehen sie weiter nach Andalusien und Sardinien. Viel Spass!
      Beim Schiessen des Abschiedsfoto entstand ausversehen noch das Bild des Tages für heute😅
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    • Day12

      Tag 12

      April 12, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Nach langer Fahrt sind wir am westlichen Ende Europas angekommen. Zwischen Bilbao und hier haben wir etwa gleichviele Autos angetroffen wie zwischen Triemli und Goldbrunnenplatz. Freie Fahrt, unglaublich.Read more

      Traveler

      Uuuiii....da würi ez au gärn chli höckle und gnüsse😎

      4/12/21Reply

      Hoi, schoen, seht aber noch kalt aus. [Elisabeth Lässer]

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    • Day40

      Day 37 - Good day for a roadtrip

      October 22, 2022 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      “The three great elemental sounds of nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a wood and the sound of the ocean outside on a beach.” – Henry Beston

      Day 37 - Santiago to Finesterre - by bus

      I awoke late as I had no concrete plans for the day. I had loosely decided to go to Finesterre for at least a day, today. When I saw all the rain in the forecast, I decided what the heck. So, I booked a bus to get out of Dodge. Well, out of Santiago at least.

      As the bus wasn’t until after 3pm, I took my time getting ready. Found a cafe bar for a lovely bacon and egg late breakfast and chilled there for a while.

      At noon, I had an appointment for my Camino tattoo at Sargado Corazon. All over and done with before 1pm! It is not exactly what I was hoping for ( I think I wanted it a bit more spread out) but I didn’t speak up, so here we have it. I had the artist design it based around the traditional scallop shell as well as the modern yellow arrows I followed for the duration of my walk.

      The Scallop Shell today is used as a symbol of direction along the Camino, pointing pilgrims towards Santiago. It is also featured in many buildings along the routes, such as churches, in-laid to pavers in the streets, on walls etc. Pilgrims also wear this symbol themselves which further enhances the camaraderie along this great walking trail.

      While today the Scallop Shell is deemed to be purely symbolic and representative, it did have its practical uses in eons gone by. Due to its shape, the shell was used to scoop food and water as this was easily carried along the trail. Food kitchens along the route would also use a Scallop Shell as a measure of one portion. The shape of the scallop shell is also said to represent the different routes of the Camino, all converging in one point: Santiago de Compostela.

      More than just a souvenir, in a way, the Camino shell can be considered the original ‘pilgrim certificate’ even before the Compostela was issued to medieval pilgrims. Unlike modern pilgrims, traditionally Camino pilgrims would have to walk over to Santiago and back. The scallop shell, a common mollusc along the shores of Galicia, was used by returning pilgrims as a badge of honour and proof of having visited the city of Saint James. It was also common for Medieval pilgrims across Europe to be buried with their scallop shell, showing they had completed the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Guess I will be buried with my shell too :-)

      As soon as I was done at the studio, I headed over to the the bus station to hang out until my bus came at 3:20pm. I had read that the views were best in the left side of the bus and I wasn’t disappointed. Most of these buses take the slow, coastal route. Although only an hour + drive in a car, the coastal route means this is a 3hr bus ride to Finisterre. Despite the rain, the views were beautiful and it didn’t feel like a 3hr bus ride.

      I am staying just outside of town but have a private room, use of a full kitchen, and a shared bathroom with real towels! It’s only a 10 min walk to the main town and I can’t wait to explore tomorrow. I also plan on walking to the cape to see the lighthouse.

      Met up with Annette again who came here yesterday, and we went for dinner. Took us a while to find a place we agreed on that wasn’t over the top touristy expensive, but we found it! A Lareira was just what we were looking for. Seafood with decent prices and good portions. We shared a bottle of wine and got two free shots each - for a total of 25€ each, including a tip. Annette had clams in sauce and I did the grilled squid - fabulous! We both left a bit tipsy as I had over a km to walk back to my room - and a curfew of 10pm. Felt like a freaking teenager again. And was totally giggling when I made it with 1 minute to spare 😁.

      I have decided to stay an extra night here, and am looking forward to the walk tomorrow to the cape and lighthouse. Will likely time it so I can say a final goodbye to Annette as she starts on the rest of her journey. It’s been great hanging with her for the last week or so.

      Fingers crossed that the weather cooperates tomorrow! I would prefer not to have to walk I the rain….but whatever.
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      Traveler

      Love this! 🥰

      10/23/22Reply
      Traveler

      Diane, it's perfect! OMG! 😍😍

      10/23/22Reply
      Traveler

      Thanks my friend! ❤️

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    • Day23

      Muros

      August 3, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      Régal is at the Marina in the lovely town of Muros. We spend a few days here as the weather is inclement. It is much easier to duck in and out of rain showers when you can run instead of row back to the boat. The Marina is in the centre of the town which has lovely old narrow streets to explore. The hills surrounding Muros are covered in Eucalyptus and Pine trees and there is beach 3 minutes walk from the boat. We know now why Liam and Mags Drennan it so much.
      Interestingly the yacht that was the subject of the book ‘Sailing for home’ by Theo Dorga, ‘The Spirit of Oysterhaven’ is in the boatyard here and is for sale. That book inspired us to do the Atlantic crossing 15 years ago.
      In Muros we stock up on food from the nearby shop and market. The fruit and vegetables are so good in Spain; bigger, juicer and way more delicious than any of the perfect looking specimens we get in Ireland. Ruby even says the wild blackberries we pick on our wandering side here are tastier than at home - the sunshine is a magical thing!
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      Traveler

      Beautiful composition

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    • Day20

      Féile na Bealtaine - happy May Day!

      May 1, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      1st of May. Summer is truly on the in.

      We hope the sun is shining down wherever you are.....

      We woke as fog was slowly rising of the sea under the morning sun...that mystic mist, what legends and stories are made of!

      Molly has kept up ancient celtic pagan Bealtaine tradition, washing her face (bathing in) the 1st of May morning dew.....and where better to carry out such a ritual then here in Galicia, with its many cultural ties to the celtic Irish (not to mention the west of Ireland-esque landscapes).

      For dinner we dined locally, not 50meters from the sea and but 5 mins walk from camp, on a Mero fish caught but hours before...mmmmmm tasty!

      A delicious last meal in Spain as tomorrow we hope to cross into Portugal because borders are officially open once more!!

      We will return to Northern Spain once things open up a bit more and we can truly experience their rich lively culture!
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      good luck! Elsbeth [Elisabeth]

      5/2/21Reply
      Traveler

      Thank you

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      Traveler

      😍

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    • Day19

      April showers....

      April 30, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      To wrap up the month, we've been chilling here at our most recent secluded paradise right on the shore...at camping a Vouga in Galicia!

      For the last two days of April, rain was on the cards, but as luck would have it, the days have been sunny and so much of our time has been spent between frisbee down on the beach, swims between the small coves, searching for seashells and reading for hours (we got a few crime novels off the bookshelf here at the Campingplatz, initially to pass the few rainy days...luckily books are great companions for all weather) ...its also a treat that we could "eat out" at the restaurant here and sink our teeth into a fine fresh seafood platter, which of course tastes even better while gazing out to sea....

      Between having the lulling sound of waves lapping the shore on repeat, the birds singing and calling to one another at the change of day and the ever changing colour palette of the landscape which is mesmerising, be it in the middle of the night as the full moon crosses the sky over the velvety navy sea, or at dusk when the land is cast in hues of pinks and oranges, or first thing with a coffee watching the world warm up, silver to gold....

      This is bliss.
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    • Day14

      Ein neuer Hafen

      October 22, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Hola
      Luc hatte Namenstag. Wir feiern ihn aber als Geburtstag. Dann wollte er unbedingt sein Geschenk auspacken: Ein Star wars Lego-set wo man Sachen echt Abschiessen kann. Seraina und Papa haben ein Kuchen gebacken, während ich und jay zusammengebaut haben. Nachher sind wir zu den anderen Schweizer, die Freundin des Mannes ist professionelle Lehrerin in Zürich. Am nächsten Morgen hatte Papa Geburtstag. Wir gaben ihm ein gestiefelter Kater Kissen. Am morgen sind wir wieder in die Schule, nachher zum Strand. Wisst ihr eigentlich das wenn man im dunkeln ins Wasser scheint sieht mann alles ganz genau? So haben wir eine Krabbe gefangen. Wo ich und Jay ins Wasser geleuchtet haben, sahen wir 3 riesige Spinnen-krebse. Dann holten wir Papa und wollten eine fangen, aber sie würden ja gar nicht in den Kessel passen, kam uns in den sinn. Also fingen wir eine kleinere, aber die passte schon nicht richtig in den Kessel. Als wir sie dann endlich gefangen haben gingen wir gleich ins Bett. Am Morgen liessen wir ihn frei. Am Abend segelten wir los nach Muros. Dann sind wir ab ins Bett und am Morgen waren wir da. Dann sind wir ab zum Strand. Am nächsten Morgen hatten wir Schule. Chillten ein bisschen. Und Heute machten wir wieder Schule, machten eine Wasserschlacht gingen dann auf ein Hügel und Papa empfang uns dann mit Abendessen. Morgen wollen wir auf einen Berg wandern er heisst: Monte Luoro oder irgend was anderes.Read more

    • Day19

      Best of Corinne's Birthday

      April 19, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Die actionreichsten Aufgaben die ihr Corinne anlässlich ihres runden Geburis gegeben habt😅

      hahahahhaa wie geil!!! ihr zwei sind mini helde 😄❤️ [Lorelei]

      4/20/21Reply
      Traveler

      😊😊😊

      4/26/21Reply
      Traveler

      Bravo 👏super 🤗💖

      4/20/21Reply
      Traveler

      Holy mackerel that was awesome. So a late happy birthday Corinne and it looks like the trip is fun and you're both going a little crackers ☺️ A little crackers is a good thing but 🍺🎊🎉

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    • Day40

      Outes - Porto do Son

      September 27, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Am Morgen bin ich nach dem Frühstück zuerst um den Monte de Serantes bei Tavilo herumgelaufen. Am Strand stand eine Pension, die eigentlich an bester Lage direkt am Meer stand, völlig leer, verlassen und heruntergekommen. Auch ein Stück weiter dem Strand entlang stand ein alleinstehendes Haus, das ebenfalls völlig verlassen, vergammelt und verrammelt war. Sämtliche Fenster und Türen waren vergittert. Auch hier gehe ich davon aus, dass dieses Haus nie mehr bewohnt wird und ständig weiter herunterkommt.
      Anschließend fuhr ich über Noja nach Porto do Son, wo das Musikalbum von Dimi seinen Anfang nahm.
      Nachdem ich dort im Hotel eingecheckt hatte, fuhr ich noch weiter zu einer malerischen mittelalterlichen Brücke, wo eine große spanische Familie eine Fotosession abhielt.
      Ein Besuch des Leuchtturms bei Corrubedo rundete diesen Nachmittag noch ab.
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      Traveler

      😍

      9/29/20Reply
      Traveler

      hola peregrino, estas muy activo🐾🐾🐾

      9/29/20Reply
      Traveler

      Wunderschöne, vom wärmenden Herbstlicht durchflutete Bilder runden die reichen Eindrücke von deiner unvergesslichen Pilgerreise ab. Mehrere deiner Fotos sind übrigens weit über den Erinnerungswert hinaus vom Sujet her sensationell gelungen. Schlicht atemberaubend!

      9/29/20Reply
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      Ja, und zieh die letzten Stunden bis zur letzten Sekunde genussvoll rein. LIEBE GRüSSE

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