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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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To Melide in the Rain

This was an “if only” day. If only I had waited later to start. If only the rain had started sooner. If only I had known it was going to rain, I would have had a taxi ride like a … 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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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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