5 Days To Go
This may well be the last post I write before the brother and I head out to Ferrol on Tuesday. I have everything I need and I have one day left in work before I get in the zone. I am missing out on a Fiesta for Camino Society Ireland members, which is a bit of a downer, but I’m sure I’ll get twice in return once I arrive in Spain.
We arrive in Ferrol after a bus trip from Santiago at around 7 pm and check in at Hostel La Frontera. It is about 5 minutes from the start of the Camino and close to pretty much everything. The following morning, we make way for Pontedueme. The weather forecast (yr.no) doesn’t look that great for the first few days until we reach Betanzos with rain forecast. However, we have our rain gear packed!
A day later, we travel (either by bus or train) to A Coruna and check into Hostal Palas which is a good deal and is beside the train station but is a fair distance from the old town, where the Church of Santiago is. A small complaint, however! The forecast is somewhat more promising from here on into Santiago.
The official first stage of the A Coruna leg is 32 km long. To avoid scaring my brother off and for fear of walking on too much asphalt, we decided to split the first stage in two. So we will aim for the municipal albergue in Segude on the first day and Hospital de Bruma on the 2nd day.
We end up in Santiago on the 14th of May where we are met by Linda from Somewhereslowly.com. I was delighted to meet her in various towns in La Rioja and Navarre while I walked to Burgos in September. She has started her own Camino recently from Rabanal del Camino. So much fun and celebration will be had in Santiago on the 14th and 15th of May.
On the 16th, myself and my brother walk to Finisterre, a road which brings back a lot of good memories. I hope to stay in Albergue O Logoso once again, a fine place with great owners. The same can be said for the owners of Albergue Cabo da Vila in Finisterre.
There is a wealth of information on the Camino Ingles online IF you are to walk from Ferrol. I have used:
I like to carry a guidebook with me. I have a copy of John Rafferty’s ”
A Pilgrim Guide to the Celtic Camino and Santiago de Compostela“, and John Brierley’s “A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Inglés & Camino Finisterre including Muxía Circuit“.