Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

Reliving The Camino (at least a bit)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  It is June and Neil and I are in Ouray at his log cabin, as we usually are during this time of the summer.  We have a new addition, a Golden Retriever Rescue female, six years … Continue reading

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Leavin’ On A Jet Plane . . . for ITALY!!

Monday, October 12, 2015.  Tomorrow Laurie D leaves for Finisterre and Muxia, and will return to Santiago de Compostela in a bit less than a week.  The other Laurie and Salvatore left last night on a train to Barcelona, and … Continue reading

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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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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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The Long Way To Somo, Skipping Santander, On to Santillana del Mar

Thursday, September 10, 2015.  Last night, Ernesto, through his translator peregrin0, told us about the longer but more beautiful coastal walk today to Somo, rather than taking the road. Feeling motivated and ready to be off the asphalt, I jump … Continue reading

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To Noja and Guemes

Wednesday, Sepember 9, 2015. From Argoños – Noja to Guemas and the “famous” Albergue de Peregrinos de Bustio Up this morning early and out; the “carrot” is the first café con leche of the day in Noja, 4 km from … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Bilbao

Saturday, September 5, 2015. Waking up in the Hotel Abando rather than an albergue is a shock. No sounds of the other pilgrims getting ready to hit the road at 6:30 a.m. No sound at all. Ria was in the … Continue reading

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On the road from Deba through Guernika to Bilbao

Thursday, September 3, 2015.  From Deba, I skip quickly past Markina (see a pilgrim getting off the bus in Deba as I get on, and two more young pilgrims joining me in Deba to points west) and walk for  two … Continue reading

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The Surprises At The End Of The Day – Pasai Donibane and on to San Sebastian

Saturday, August 29, 2015 (continued). We return (up the 119 steps) and I settle in at the kitchen table to write this. Gathering at the table are at least half of the temporary residents, eating a delicious meal or watching … Continue reading

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