Category Archives: Farming

Walks on the not so wild side, happy children, trying to keep it together and a thought for the day…..

Thought for the day:- We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the … 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 40: Triacastela to Sarria

An important day today. Sarria is about 115 km from Santiago, one has to have walked the last 100 km to qualify for a Compostela, so this is the last point that one can begin the Camino, without these 100 … 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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