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  • Day6

    Red wine in Tineo

    April 22, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌫 12 °C

    It was tough but so beautiful. Snow covered mountains around. Lush, lush, lush. Lots of cows, the sweet-sour smell of sileage, and milk tankers confirm we are in Asturias. Wild violets, and primula. Huge bumblebees hovering over a sweet smelling white bush.
    Had a delicious taste of the local creamy blue cheese with my breakfast. At night a tapas of cured meat and cheese on a tostados.
    My muscles tell me I climbed today. As do my hips, knees and feet. This large goblet of local red wine is sooo good - along with the super strength Spanish ibuprofen.
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  • Day8

    Beautiful and freezing

    April 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

    Yesterday my muscles needed recovery but I did not want to miss the walk by catching a bus, so I stayed in Tineo for an extra night. I’m so glad I did because today’s walk was unbelievably beautiful. Just stunning. Really I think the most beautiful scenery of any walk I have done.
    I walked about 16 km. Took a wrong turning somewhere. And then the wind blew up, with hard cold rain and icy bits of hail. Hard to see anything with a buff pulled up over ears and mouth, and an Altus pulled down! Eventually I hunkered down in an unused bus shelter and called a cab which took me the last few kilometres to Pola de Allende. To a hotel full of other pilgrims - all cold and tired. It’s snowing up top and 3degrees outside. A day of contrasts.
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  • Day17

    Mud and Mountains

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Today's KMs - 23.9kms
    Total KMs - 332.8kms
    Total blisters - 7 + the usual

    Was hard to leave the albergue this morning, as we had it all to ourselves, including a seperate kitchen with a little dining table. Small luxuries, but so nice to have our own space.

    Today's walk was muddy at first, the tourist map even had a mud warning symbol for the first section because the mud was so bad. Later, though it turned into one of the most beautiful sections we had walked. The fog cleared to reveal Tineo a small town, and then later views across all the mountain ranges as far as we could see including the Hospitales route which we will climb tomorrow, a little daunting to see how tall it is, but should be a good challenge.
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  • Day18

    The high road

    September 22, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    So after all the hype, today was a bit like going to get your flu vac. You brace yourself for the pain and before you realise it the nurse is already putting on the band-aid.

    We started walking so early this morning to make sure we would make it to the top and to be honest we didn't even realise we had made it to the highest peak until we started descending. We kept thinking it was the next peak.

    It wasn't a comfortable walk though as we were so exposed to the elements up there but it wasn't the uphill slog we had thought. It was more a fight against the strong head/ cross winds, avoiding livestock and their deposits 😜... Maybe it's just that I took ibuprofena, the Spanish equivalent to ibuprofen except with 400gm (double the Australian equivalent). I'll see how we fair tomorrow morning.
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  • Day111

    Tineo - Borres

    September 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute ein gebrauchter Tag. Nachdem der Samstagabend sehr unpilgermäßig mit reichlich Bier, Wein und Sidra etwas eskaliert ist, fiel heute jeder der 16 km schwer. Das Etappenziel war ein verlassenes Bergdorf mit der bisher 'rustikalsten' Herberge. Also schnell den Mantel des Schweigens darüber ausbreiten... ;)Read more

  • Day110

    Salas - Tineo

    September 28, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Die schlaflose Nacht in Grado (zu viele Menschen in einem Raum, zu viele bellende Hunde draußen) und das Zimmer nur für uns fünf (ohne schwankende Stockbetten) ließen uns heute bis fast 8 Uhr schlafen. On the road um 9, so spät war ich noch nie unterwegs. Der Primitivo gefällt mir wirklich gut. Heute sehr wenig Straße, verschlafene Dörfchen, schöne Panoramen, dazu blauer Himmel, da ist man überrascht, wie 20 km verfliegen. ;) Heute übernachten wir im An das Hotel angeschlossen (um die Ecke und im Keller) ist eine Herberge mit 30 Betten in einem Raum. Leider ist die Sauna außer Betrieb. ;)Read more

  • Day11


    September 30, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We took a taxi to the health centre in Tineo this morning. I was seen very quickly and told to keep doing what I'm doing. I might be able to walk tomorrow or I might not -we'll see.

    In the meantime, it's great to be out of bed and feeling stronger. Tineo is lovely and the taxi driver pointed out lots of sights along the way. It's a shame to be skipping sections, but it is what it is.

    We've struck it lucky with hotels - today's place is amazing. It's a 4 star hotel with a special rate for pilgrims. We have a big room with a massive bath!
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  • Day13

    Albergue Casa Ricardo - Campiello

    October 2, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    No more posts about sickness, we're on the move again! We took it easy today and walked a beautiful 12 kms, most of which was on natural trails.

    I'm cautiously optimistic that we'll be able for a longer mountain walk tomorrow. Its apparently one of the most spectacular sections of this Camino, but not recommended in fog or bad weather. The forecast is good, so fingers crossed!

    This is a fantastic albergue. It has small dorms, 2 private rooms, laundry facilities and the best-stocked kitchen I've seen on the Camino. There's a shop and a bar here too. Ricardo is a true gentleman and the albergue is in the house where he was born. Highly recommended.
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  • Day5


    May 13, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Salas - Tineo 20km

    Halb erfroren aber glücklich haben wir das heutige Ziel erreicht !

  • Day6


    May 14, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Tineo-Campiello 14km

    Der Anfang des Tages war sehr nass der Großteil der Wege bestand aus großen Pfützen oder Bachläufen!

    Doch wer hätte es gedacht im Zielort scheint die Sonne🌞

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