Monthly Archives: September 2015

From Ribadeo to Gondán (well, no) to San Xusto (well, not there either . . . ) to Lourenzá

Sunday, September 27, 2015.  Breakfast is the usual, but I’m ready to walk after nearly three days rest.  Ria and I each pack our groceries because after the village 7 km. from here, there will be nothing, nothing, nothing.  This … Continue reading

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Last two days in Ribadeo

Friday, September 25, 2015.  Larry is leaving Ribadeo, and I think Ria will arrive tomorrow afternoon.  I am staying two more nights at the Hotel Linares, writing, walking a bit, sleeping late, giving my feet and ankles a break, rubbing … Continue reading

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Camino Collage – Bits and Scraps

September 28, 2015.  I have a few days of writing to catch up with but need to collect on paper some fragments.  I try to write down in a little book Gary V gave me recently (thanks so much, Gary!) … Continue reading

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From Soto de Luiñes to Luarca and onward . . .

Wednesday, September 23, 2015.  Today I leave Soto de Luiñes for Luarca, and the sun is finally out just a bit, so here are some photos of this little place before I go. The bus to Luarca comes on time … Continue reading

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Soto de Luiñes – Part Two

Still Monday, September 21, 2015.  The highlight of my downhill slide into Soto de Luiñes is meeting three young people who are ready to pass me on the trail.  A blond, adorable young man, and two young woman, one with … Continue reading

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Muros de Nalón to Soto de Luiña

Monday September 21, 2015.  Well, today is to be a nice short walk . . . well, 15 km, apparently, but I will make short work of that bit of relief at the beginning of the day.  And at some point … Continue reading

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Gijon – Aviles – Muros de Nalón

Friday, September 18, 2015.  In Gijon we each wake up in our little cubes in what Ria has come to call the “Spooky House”, Pension Gonzales.  We take turns in the not-so-clean bathrooms, and quickly go out to the vegetarian … Continue reading

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To Ribadesella – La Isla – Colunga – Gijon

Tuesday, September 15.  Erika, Ria and I wake up in our bunk room, listening to a downpour.  We quickly finish our morning rituals across the hall in the women’s bath and shower room and pack up, heading for coffee and … Continue reading

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A Camino Reunion On The Way From Buelna To Llanes

Monday, September 14, 2015. Last night I got an email from Larry, astonished that he and I have each met Erika!  He writes that he’ll be in Buelna by 10:00 am. today, but we don’t want to wait to start … Continue reading

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San Vicente de la Barquera to Buelna – And New Connections

Sunday, September 13, 2015.  I wake up in the crowded Albergue in San Vicente and do the usual . . . take out the mouth guard, brush teeth and face, pack up the backpack and get ready for the road again.  … Continue reading

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