Monthly Archives: October 2019

Post-Mortem Thoughts

I’m taking some time here to discuss how my Camino preparations worked and failed, in the hope that others planning to walk the Camino can benefit. Advice Bias – It’s great to be able to read the blogs of folks … Continue reading

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Epilogue: In Santiago

20 Oct 2019 Several days have passed since my arrival in Santiago and the end of my Camino. In that time, I presented my Pilgrim Passport at the Pilgrim Office here and received my Compostela, the official certificate of completion: … Continue reading

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Stage 36: Lavacolla to Santiago

17 Oct 2019 Well, this it folks, my final 10 Km Camino walk into Santiago. The albergue booted us out by 8:00am, a good 40 minutes before sunrise, so it was headlamp time as I set off. I thought there … Continue reading

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Stage 35: O Pedrouzo to Lavacolla

16 Oct 2019 Well, I’m now all caught up on this blog and am now reporting current events. I left O Pedrouzo this morning at 9:00, after having a leisurely pilgrim breakfast at a local cafe. There was no sense … Continue reading

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Stage 34: Arzua to O Pedrouzo

15 Oct 2019 I set out from Arzua at 8:30am, rigged for rain, which was forecast to happen periodically. It was wet but not actually raining when I left, which was encouraging. You could almost, sort of, see the sunrise. … Continue reading

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Stage 33: Melide to Arzua

14 Oct 2019 After a decent breakfast in a nearby cafe, I joined the line of pilgrims heading out of town around 8:40, with 50F. We were all dressed for rain: And Nature did not disappoint us today. It poured … Continue reading

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Stage 32: Eirexe to Melide

13 Oct 2019 It was still dark when I left the Pension Eirexe at 8:00am and crossed the road to the cafe for breakfast. Susan was already there and breakfast was meager: cafe con leche and toast. The sky was … Continue reading

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Stage 31: Portomarin to Eixere

12 Oct 2019 It was a clear 54F when I left Portomarin. Albergue/hostel owners save money, I guess, as their season starts to wind down by not firing up the furnace. The radiator in my pension room was cold as … Continue reading

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Stage 30: Sarria to Portomarin

11 Oct 2019 I had a good night’s sleep (perhaps the cocktails helped) and left Sarria at my usual 8:30, in clear, 46F weather. Today was going to be a long one, 22 Kms, to Portomarin. It became a gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Stage 29: Triacastela to Sarria

10 Oct 2019 I’m up and out of Triacastela at 8:40, with clear skies and a bit chilly at 44F. I feel exhausted and my back is sore. I also have a new blister on my right big toe, probably … Continue reading

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