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Time to Say Goodbye – Solo to Samos

The following song was running thru my mind this morning as I set out for Samos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uyEn792JuM This morning I said goodbye to Doreen and Chris as they had a deadline for reaching Santiago and I am quite flexible as … Continue reading

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The View From O’Cebreieo; The Rain and Mist to Triacastela

I am combining October 2 and 3 for two reasons: there was no WIFI in O’Cebreiro and I could not post and second today was spent walking in the rain. I think I took a total of five pictures and … Continue reading

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The Low Road to Vega de Valcarce

This was a decision day. There were three choices available: the Dragonte route with three elevation gains of 400 m, the Pradela route with one elevation gain of 330 m, and the low road following the highway and walking on … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Grape Harvest on the Road to Villafranca del Bierzo

Before setting out Doreen, Chris and I walked from our hostel to the corner panaderia for cafe con leche and a pan o chocolate. We had just entered the shop and a boisterous group of guys came in. They were … Continue reading

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Ponferrada and the Templar Castle – 547.3 kms Completed

We left our albergue in Acebo at 7:30 am. You could just barely find the yellow arrows as we left this tiny hillside village. The trek today was going to be all downhill. About 3 kms down the road, I … Continue reading

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Highest Point on El Camino – 42 ° 29’20 “N 6 ° 21’41” W

It was another early morning, getting up at 6:30 am to be ready for cafe con leche at 7:00 am and starting to follow the yellow arrows at 7:30 am. We knew our trek today would have a 300 metre … Continue reading

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“And so we plow along, as the fly said to the ox.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

One step at a time with a little help once and a while. Our albergue was in a old renovated building and everything squeaked. The door, the floors, the pipes, even the bed frames squeaked. It was hard to get … Continue reading

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Astorga – With The Brisk Southwesterly

Our room was so quiet, that we all overslept. It was 7:30 am before any one got up. We had a bit of breakfast and were out the door of the albergue just as the yoga class started for those … Continue reading

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A First – Rain and a Southwesterly

Chris and Doreen were right at home today as there was intermittent rain and a brisk southwesterly wind that made today’s walk challenging. Being fortified with a breakfast of various choices from toast, muesli, fresh orange juice, churros, hot chocolate, … Continue reading

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A Slow Morning, But a Fast Paced Afternoon

Since we did have a hotel room, we decided that we would treat ourselves to having a late morning sleep in, then enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Kay had decided that she was going to spend an extra day enjoying Leon. … Continue reading

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