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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 33: Astoria to Rabanal del Camino

Part two Despite a dismal wet beginning to the day, by the time I left my lodgings the rain had almost gone and weak sunshine was beginning to break through, looking behind reminded me of the poem The Highwayman, which … Continue reading

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Day 30: Rest day in León

I slept badly with a jumble of dreams ‘I lean on the parapet of a bridge and it gives way, plunging me into fetid water, I rush home to change only to find that all my clothes have shrunk’, ‘I … Continue reading

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Day 28: Sahagun to Reliegos

Due to a mix up in my room bookings I had a an 8 hour walk today and covered 30.4 km which is about 18.5 miles. In fairness the firm that did my forward bookings did offer to taxi my … Continue reading

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Day 23: Castrojeriz to Boadilla del Camino

A mere 17 km walk today, but it did begin with a breathtaking climb, which was rewarded by a breathtaking view……. Going up; the path stretching behind me as far as I could see ….. The sun shining, but a … Continue reading

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Day 17: Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca

Villafranca Montes de Oca, tiny and lovely, a village of 200 souls with a church able to take at least treble that amount, like so many places both here and in Britain. The Church here at Villafranca……. For me the … Continue reading

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Day 15, Najera to Ciruena

Well, here I sit in my cold garret at the top of this quite ordinary house, with lovely old man running it with, I think, either his daughter or a very young wife (who am I to say?). Being right … Continue reading

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Day 12, Los Arcos to Viana

The policemen in the bar this morning (no I’m not really having wine for breakfast is just that’s where breakfast is served) thought it very funny that I was off out walking in the sleet and the snow, they could, … Continue reading

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