Weekend Watch # 71 – Camino Camaraderie on the Northern Coast of Spain

It is the weekend again and Efren is back with another offering of Camino goodness. He has already completed his Camino del Norte and Camino Ingles and he is putting all his thoughts and words in video form. Although I have not yet walked from Irun, walking with Efren brings back so many memories. Memories …

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Now we have a ‘new-normal’, it’s time to walk again…

Coimbra (Source: Wikipedia) With Spain set to welcome EU pilgrims from June 21st, non-EU pilgrims from July 1st and Portugal not far behind, there has been lots of discussion among pilgrims as to whether it is feasible to travel this year of not. Well, I can't answer that question but if you were to travel …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Arrival in Santiago

Padrón to Santiago de Compostela One of our longer days due to an error in the distance markers at O Milladoiro. We set off early from Padrón with the sun yet to rise on a wet and drizzly morning. But hey! we were in Galicia! Our minds were set on Santiago and arriving in the Praza! …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day Seven

Caldas de Reis - Padron Another short day at 18km, we were on the homeward stretch. Thoughts of Santiago were becoming more frequent and it was just a matter of time before we arrived in the Praza. Ray knew little of what to expect and I suppose it is good going in blind. It had …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day Six

Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis After heavy rains during the night, we feared the worst. But the skies cleared once we left the Slow City Hostel in Pontevedra. It’s a really nice place by the way. We kept our rain gear at hand, just in case. Today we walked over rolling hills, through shaded woods …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day Five

Redondela - Pontevedra The stay in Pension Rua do Medio in Redondela was very pleasant with a great owner. I can’t say anything but good things about it. However, with no washing facilities, the evening before was spent looking for a lavadora…which we found! Ah..you can’t beat being a pilgrim! This morning was perfect but …

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