Monthly Archives: June 2013

Plus 4, 5 and 6 Post Camino

Porto, Portugal We caught the bus out of Santiago Wednesday morning, after a small hiccup of my credit card needing to be swiped twice. The bus ride went fairly quickly, zipping along the highway and getting us to Porto in … Continue reading

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Plus 2 and 3 Post Camino

We took the first bus to Finisterra at 9 am. We had hoped to also visit Muxia but in keeping with the Spanish style of doing things, there seemed to be no really easy way of finding out what the … Continue reading

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Plus 1 Post Camino

We spent all of Sunday wandering around Santiago. There were a lot of people we had met while walking that had arrived one day before, the same day, or one day after. It was like a huge reunion. We ran … Continue reading

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Day 35 Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

It’s done. Five hours and 20 km later, we arrive in Santiago, line up at the pilgrim office, and receive our Compostela. It was a beautiful walk, peaceful and hushed in the early morning mists. I feel elated that I … Continue reading

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Day 34 Ribadiso to Pedrouzo

I’ve figured out why the last few days seem so hard, even though the distances are not so bad. It’s my mind and body asking to stop, the same way they do at the end of each day. They can … Continue reading

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Day 33 Palas de Rei to Ribadiso

The crowds have thinned. It was almost like walking along the Camino in the early weeks. The pathways were rarely along any roads, the trees were in full leaf, the cows were dotting the pastures and pathways with the sort … Continue reading

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Day 32 Vilacha to Palas de Rei

I had two realizations today. I have been thinking about why the hordes of people we have encountered since passing through Sarria have been bothering me so much. Originally I thought it was because they ship their backpacks ahead, or … Continue reading

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