Category Archives: Country Life

Day 45: Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

We awoke this morning to fog and with it, cold and damp, after breakfast we set off, I wore an extra layer, sure that it would get hot before the day was out, but not prepared to shiver until that … Continue reading

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Day 43: Palas de Rei to Melide. Part 1

Another beautiful summers day, and today was a short stage only 15km through rural countryside and country lanes….. Here’s son Charlie, my now fellow Pilgrim, whom, I know, is enjoying the journey. Being half my age, his pace is impressively … Continue reading

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Day 42: Portomarin to Palas de Rei

AS I SET OUT ONE MIDSUMMER MORNING; that title by Laurie Lee has quite often accompanied my thoughts on my first kilometre or so in the mornings, except I shortened it and dropped the midsummer bit. But today the phase … Continue reading

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Day 41: Sarria to Portamarin

I have had the best day ever….. Sarria is the last place one can begin the Camino, so there were lots of new Pilgrims, I met Cathy and Frances at breakfast, and it was so lovely to share some of … Continue reading

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Day 39: O’ Cebreiro to Triacastel

MY FEET HURT which is a bit of a shock to me, which it maybe shouldn’t, after using and abusing them for 550 km. but why now? I left O’Cebreiro at a few minutes past nine. My “rest” day being … Continue reading

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Days 37 and 38: Herrerias to O’ Cebreiro

Well I was warned that it was an upward and onward day and certainly the going was tough, not just for a little old lady like me but even the young were having to take it all extremely slowly, with … Continue reading

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Day 36: Villafranca del Bierzo to Herrerias

I had such a touching moment this morning when I left my ‘digs’….. But maybe I sound tell you about the really lovely placed I stayed at – and, once more the really lovely people I stayed with, it was … Continue reading

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