Category Archives: Camino Frances

Camino Coda

It’s been 60 days since I walked into Santiago, soggy and weary but triumphant. In the past few weeks I’ve been trying to sum up my Camino experience for friends I’ve seen during my holiday stay in the U.S. and … Continue reading

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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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