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Two days in Bilbao

After twelve hours of train travel from Santiago de Compostela, I reached Bilbao, Spain by 8:20 pm Sunday evening. Thankfully, I had booked online a hotel that was close to the train station. However, it was dark and even though … Continue reading

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To the End of the World – Finisterre and the Coast of Death

On a blue sky morning with high billowing clouds and the sun drifting thru the clouds, I am in love with the western Atlantic Spanish coastline. I took a tour offered by Galicia tourism for the full day starting at … Continue reading

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Santiago – As a tourist

Today was a holiday in Santiago and the weather gods must have wanted everyone to be happy because the sun was shining when I opened the shutters this morning. Being a holiday there was limited public transportation and facilities open … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compostela – After the Credential

I awoke to rain yet again but I wanted to tour the cathedral and attend the pilgrim’s 12 noon mass. By the time I was ready to venture out the rain had stopped and I was able to capture some … Continue reading

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At Last – The Compostela From Santiago de Compostela

Thankfully the rain waited until after I arrived to begin to fall yet again. The morning was foggy creating a mystical, ethereal atmosphere. It was disappointing not to be able to see the cathedral spires from Monte del Gozo because … Continue reading

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A Fluke or a Blessing – The Way of the Camino

Last night I had decided that if it was still raining in the morning, I was going to take a taxi to the next stop which would have been Arzua. When I awoke this morning it was indeed raining but … Continue reading

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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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Mercadoiro – Albergue La Bodeguina

It was an early start in the dark around 7:30 am. Don’t know why but the albergue cleared out really fast with me being one of the last to leave. I didn’t want to leave too early because I have … Continue reading

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Sarria – The Last Leg Begins

The bells at the Monastery of Samos were peeling eight bells as I left Albergue Val de Samos (one of the nicest on the Camino) on my way to Sarria which is the starting point of the last leg of … 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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