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Portomarin to Palas de Rei with Detour to Vilar de Donas

Having gone to bed early, everyone was up and ready to walk by 6:00 am. Mary and Rachel left together as they walk at a faster pace and Mary had a head lamp. I had my yogurt and nuts before … Continue reading

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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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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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“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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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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A Day Of Rest and A Museum

I happened to leave my hotel window open last evening which was a mistake because it was early morning – like 5 am before the street noise became quiet. I was up and out of the hotel as I wanted … Continue reading

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September 5 – Cizur Menor to Puente la Reina with detour to Eunate

I did not have a good sleep. I had one of those tickle coughs and couldn’t stop coughing. Not wanting to disturb other sleeping pilgrims, I lay awake muffling my cough with my towel. Wake up was early 6 am … Continue reading

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