Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

100KM

Day 29 (28km?) Tricatela – Sarria Today’s trek was wholly unremarkable, save for one fact. Today we walk into Sarria, and reach the 100km mark. That was is we have 100km to Santiago. We also enter the most crowded section … Continue reading

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The “Disappearance”…part 1

Day 28 (31 KM) Ruitelán – Tricatela Fall has definitely arrived. The air is cool and crisp, our breath visible as we exhale. Today is the fabled “big climb” up to O’CEBREIRO. A Spanish peregrino, Fernando told us that today’s … Continue reading

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Failure of da feet

Day 27 (30km) Cacabelos – Ruitelán We awake to alarms going off, then stopping, then going off again, then off, then on, and so on. Get up already or don’t set am alarm… Geez! So much for “sleeping in” which … Continue reading

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Santiago!

Day 34 (10.2 K) Lavacolla – Santiago Somehow, in the dark, we missed the trail outside of our Hostel this morning and ended up walking on the side of a busy road until we can make a turn back onto … Continue reading

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Cruz de Ferro

Day 25 (30.2 K) Santa Catalina – El Acebo We find it funny that people get up early, rustle in their bags all ready to go and then sit in the bar (if the albergue serves food) and eat a … Continue reading

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Observations

Day 23 (32k = 20 miles) Leon – Villavante Be careful what you wish for, because it may come true.  Flat is not necessarily the best.  This past week from Burgos to Leon and our present location has been anything … Continue reading

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Charleston

Day 24 (33k) Villavante – Santa Catalina de Somosa Every day we rise early with a new group of pilgrims. Everyone is half asleep yet we hustle to dress, organize our packs and do our morning bathroom routine. Then out … Continue reading

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Reunion

Day 22 (20 K) Mansilla de los Mulas – Leon As is customary, we walk to coffee.  Sometimes it’s 3K, other times it’s 6 or more.  Today it is 6K before we come to our first chance at coffee.  We … Continue reading

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Day 21

Day 21 Hermanillos de la Calzada – Mansilla de los Mulas We awake to singing, as advised and promised, and ready for our day’s trek.  Our plan is to continue the “less traveled” route, but somehow we got waylaid and … Continue reading

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Day 20 – When in Rome…

Day 20 Terradillos de los Templarios – Calzadar de los Hermanillos After an early start and a monotonous trek on a thread of gravel paralleling the highway to Sahagún, we make a sharp right turn (with the city in our … Continue reading

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