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Retired layabout

Days 34 and 35 Muxia and Finistarre

I’m sitting here in Santiago’s airport at 6am waiting for my flight home, reflecting on the past two days. So Friday was a rest day where we could simply be in Santiago to take in the sights and sounds without … Continue reading

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Day 33 Melida to Santiago de Compostela

I applied Vaseline to my feet for the last time at 5:45 this morning. The last time as a pilgrim at least, and definitely the last time this early in the morning. The others are still getting ready as I’m … Continue reading

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Day 32 Melida to Salceda

Today’s walk started at 6:15 am having woken up at 5:30. Denis slept on the ground floor in a different dorm, whilst the girls and I shared another dorm on the first floor. When I woke up, I went downstairs … Continue reading

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Day 31 Airexe to Melida

Today was just another typical day on the Camino. Or so I thought. We’d walked around 7.5km to Palas de Rei when Barbara spotted a sign to a supermarket. We said we’d wait by a bar, but as we were … Continue reading

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Day 30 Ferrieros to Airexe

Rather than use the main stages, we’ve decided to stay somewhere between them to avoid the rush for beds, now that we’ve passed Sarria. So far so good. Another great day’s walking, along roads, countryside and woodlands. The weather had … Continue reading

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Day 29 Samos to Ferrieros

Today we left Barbara, a Canadian lady we met in our dorm and had dinner with last night. She wanted to stay for breakfast and didn’t think she could keep up with us. We had a little fun with breakfast … Continue reading

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Day 28 La Laguna Castilla via O Cebrerio, Tricastela to Samos

Today we walked to O Cebrerio to have breakfast and leave Noel, who had decided to stay there and have a rest day. Our walk down from O Cebrerio was breath taking. After a while, Denis was behind us and … Continue reading

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