Monthly Archives: January 2017

Part 9 Villa Franca to Triacastela


Sunrises  and Octopus are the best in Galicia

The plan for today is to “get up the mountain”, but depending on how we feel we may go the 30.3 km to O Cebreiro (our first idea) or save our selves the last 5.1 km and stop at La Faba (Emmanuel’s better idea).… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 8 Ponferrada to Villa Franca


Ponferrada to Villa Franca Del Bierzo say that 10 times!

Today is a fairly easy day walking as far as the Camino goes.  Most of the day is through vineyards and along easy tracks underfoot.  The maximum change in elevation over the day is about 70 meters to Villafranca del Bierzo and only  23.3km.… Read the rest

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Camino Part 7 Foncebadon to Ponferrada


Foncebadon to Ponferrada: The Iron cross to the Templar castle.

It is 2.1 km uphill to the Crun de Ferro. The Iron Cross stands at 1,504 metres and is surrounded by the stones and tokens that many pilgrims leave here as a sign of leaving something behind.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 6 Leon to Foncebadon


Walking your own way on the Camino from Leon to Foncebadon.

We are trying to set a new format for the post and so its a double dose today!

It is fairly easy to lose the Camino leaving Leon, most of the way marks are on the ground so care has to be taken not to miss any arrows especially in first light.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 5 Carrion de los Condes to Leon


Walking from Carrion de los Condes to Leon with our Camino Family.

It was really a memorable experience here at the Santa Maria convent in Carrion de los Condes. We were unfortunately all woken up very early by some idiot who turned on the room light to pack his bag “because I don’t have a head lamp”.… Read the rest

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