Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Calzada and Melide (Days 37 and 38 on the Camino)

Edging ever closer to Santiago (only 3 days away on our current schedule), we departed from Portomarin yesterday under cold but clear skies. During the day there wasn’t even a wisp of clouds in the sky – a welcome change … Continue reading

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Sarria and Portomarin (Days 35 and 36 on the Camino)

We have now been on our pilgrimage for five full weeks. The time has flown by and we are now only a few days away from Santiago. It is hard for us to grasp that this will all be over … Continue reading

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Triacastela (Day 34 on the Camino)

The lure of Santiago is growing stronger as we walk ever closer to the ultimate destination of our pilgrimage. We have been walking for almost five weeks and the approach of the end is on our minds more and more. … Continue reading

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Trabadelo and O’Cebreiro (Days 32 and 33 on the Camino)

Yesterday we continued our pilgrimage by heading toward the town of Trabadelo, a small mountain village along the way. The hike followed very closely a highway on one side and the Pereje river on the other side. The highway used … Continue reading

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Ponferrada and Cacabelos (Days 30 and 31 on the Camino)

Yesterday we continued our trek down from the mountains around Acebo and onto the plain below. At times the hike was quite treacherous with loose stones, steep trails, exposed bedrock, and slippery conditions, since it had been raining on and … Continue reading

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Acebo (Day 29 on the Camino)

We visited one of the iconic landmarks on the Camino de Santiago this morning (there seem to be so many) – La Cruz de Ferro, or The Iron Cross. Getting there required a bit of exertion since this is the … Continue reading

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Astorga and Rabanal del Camino (Days 27 and 28 on the Camino)

Over the past few days we have slowly been gaining altitude as we approach and enter the foothills of the Mountains of Leon that sit between us and the final miles leading into Santiago. Over the next day or two … Continue reading

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