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Apr 28th

2019

By donich_admin

Mum’s Birthday

Hope I don’t disclose any confidential information when I say my Mum was 80 on Saturday. My father is nine years older than her and it is hard to believe that it was so long ago that we went to Duxford to fly in a 1930s Dragon Rapide to celebrate his 80th. Sad to say, […]

Apr 26th

2019

By donich_admin

Made it home!

Well J and I managed the whole walk and also made it home. We managed to get back ok. Our connections were not great – we got out of the apartment at 7am and strangely there was a taxi waiting outside. We had been expecting to have to walk a few hundred yards to the […]

Apr 23rd

2019

By donich_admin

La Coruna

For reasons best known to himself, J got up at the crack of dawn today, so we walked to the station and caught an early train to La Coruna. They have the strangest system of buying tickets here in Spain – you seem to have to specify both the outgoing and returning train. I don’t […]

Apr 22nd

2019

By donich_admin

Santiago – Rest Day

Today we were both exhausted after all our exertions so we decided just to do a little exploring of Santiago and leave La Corunna for our last day tomorrow. We went on a ride on a little tourist train to explore the city – sadly it does strike me that outside the old town they […]

Apr 21st

2019

By donich_admin

Santiago Again

Santiago de Compostela is absolutely humming today. What a beautiful city. I got up at 6:30am and went over to the Pilgrim’s office to get my Compostela. I was a bit concerned that they might raise issues about the fact that we had a big gap between Leon and Sarria, but in fact the very […]

Apr 20th

2019

By donich_admin

Finisterra

Today we set off for (unfortunately) a bus tour to Finisterra. Not having a car there is literally not other way to visit this area. The big legend around this is that it was what the Romans regarded as the end of the world but this can not conceivably be true as the the ancient […]

Apr 19th

2019

By donich_admin

Santiago

Well we made it. In the case of J he just made it and no more as I have rarely seen anyone more exhausted than he was today. The Camino was very busy but there was a lovely atmosphere and lots of “Buen Caminos”. We passed a few lovely churches and dropped in to get […]

Apr 18th

2019

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Rua

Another uneventful day’s walk through beautiful countryside. Starting to get extremely busy now as the Camino del Norte and the Camino Primitivo have now joined the route to Santiago. We stopped at lunchtime and had some lovely food in an auberge. I had never had a “Galacian Sandwich” before, but it was sardines, ewe’s cheese […]

Apr 17th

2019

By donich_admin

Arzua

20190417_111005000_iOSA very pleasant but long (18 miles) stage today. The scenery, which on Monday seemed to be rather unremarkable farmland had cheered up and we went through some spectacular little villages. One bonus of this stage seems to be that the churches are all open and it is possible to have a look round inside […]

Apr 16th

2019

By donich_admin

Palas de Rei

After finally managing to kick J into action this morning we set off amongst a huge crowd of pilgrims. I’ve noticed that the demographic seems definitely to have shifted to young Spanish people away from the very international and distinctly middle aged people we met early on. Presumably this is because the final stage is […]