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 Three

Nigrán to Vigo It was a short day and a day away from the traditional Camino. While many pilgrims stay inland from A Ramallosa, myself and Ray decided to stick to the shore until Vigo. Instead of following yellow arrows, we would be following green arrows and walking along beaches. Not that there was a …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day Two

Oia to Nigrán Our 2nd day on the trail and it was almost a shame to be leaving Oia. I would love to go back there again, there is such a sense of community about it. But we are on Camino! Today, we walked to Nigrán, just over 22kms north of Oia and a little bit …

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Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Day One

It is 2 years since my brother and I walked from A Guarda, on the Spanish border, to Santiago de Compestela. It was his first Camino and my first time on the Portuguese Way. After a number of times on the French Way, I had watched the number of pilgrims grow and I wanted to …

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