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Walking, getting lost, getting found and receiving far more than one gives

Thought for the day:- We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads are equal in value no matter what their colour. Maya Angelou, poet (1928 – 2014) Going back … Continue reading

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Day 46 + 3

We spent the morning wandering around Santiago, mainly in the old town. I am still dreadfully tired and slept a total of 12 hours yesterday and last night. Eva is sharing a room with me and seems equally as exhausted, … Continue reading

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Day 46 + 2

This picture says everything that needs to be said……. And it is exactly the way I feel, after walking, mile after mile, it’s a unforgettable moment when my whole mind and being no longer belongs to me, I have in … Continue reading

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Day 46 + one Santiago

I came here with my husband, Bernard, about 15 years ago. Has it changed? Probably not, but ones memories do tend to be embroider a bit here and erase a bit there. The cathedral is being cleaned and restored and … Continue reading

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Da 44: Melide to Arzúa

Another short but taxing 15km day but today I am tired. I didn’t sleep so well last night and was woken by very noisy Pilgrims leaving the hostel at the crack of dawn, shouting to each other and doors slamming…. … Continue reading

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Day 43: Part 2

After another supper of high cuisine ( pizza and bottle of red wine) Charlie and I have retreated to our rooms…… Some rathe frivolous and some sincere conclusions….. why is it that when I put my boots on in 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 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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