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The end of a walk, and a thousand voices and a thousand sorrows

30th of May 2008 Thought for the day:- You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people as you do. – Nicholas de Chamfort writer (1741- … Continue reading

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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 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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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 20; a day in Burgos

First of all for rest day read wash-day as one has to have a day off to get the walking clothes washed and dried……. Not a pretty sight and I’m slightly anxious that they won’t be dried for when We … Continue reading

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Pamplona

We followed the fortifications until we came to a medieval archway And a real drawbridge that, judging by the pristine chains and mechanisms, is still in working order. I couldn’t stop taking photos; this is something everyone should see – … Continue reading

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Day three

Yesterday was a tough climb, basically the foot hill of the Pyrenees, and this so called “busy” pilgrim route rendered very little company. At one point I spotted (spotted being the word) what I thought maybe a resting pilgrim……. Okay … Continue reading

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2 full days left before I leave

I have been trying to pack, I’ve got the “what I haven’t got I’ll do without” stage. I simply cannot unscrew my walking poles to enable them to fit into my suitcase. I don’t have strong hands despite all the … Continue reading

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