Looking Back – Camino Frances 2012 #3

Day three. Rabanal del Camino. Another early morning. I grabbed my things and headed out in the direction of the Leon hills. The sun was yet to rise but the forecast said that the day had great potential. I happened to leave at the same time as Sabine, a German girl, who was alone. We …

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Looking Back – Camino Frances 2012 #2

Day two. Astorga. I remember being woken suddenly by super-eager peregrinos in the albergue in Astorga. It was as if a fire had started and they needed to leave. Gah! The sun hadn't even risen yet. I suppose it's par of the course in albergue life however..sigh! After gathering my things together, I made my way …

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Looking Back – Camino Frances 2011 #6

"Santiago here I come, right back where I started from!", we sang. Yes, we were aware that the above was lifted from the Brian Friel classic play, "Philedephia, here I come!", but there was a great sense of euphoria and happiness from us as we marched on to Compostela. Today was our last day and …

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Looking Back – Camino Frances 2011 #5

All six of us were coming close to the end of our comfortable Caminos. The below pictures were taken while we walked from Arzua to O Pedrouzo, twisting and turning between rural townland and villages. There were more animals spotted than people. There was also a great anticipation to reach Santiago, however, at the same …

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Looking Back – Camino Frances 2011 #4

Today finds our merry band of pampered peregrinos (including myself) stroll from Melide to Arzua. A short 15 km to our end point, however a stop off at Ribadiso for a picnic made the day that bit longer. There we pilgrim-watched as the queue for the xunta grew longer and longer. It was then that I …

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Looking Back – Camino Frances 2011 #2

Below are a number of photos from our stroll from Portomarin to Palas de Rei. I remember it being a very cloudy day and there were a number of showers, however, we were getting closer to Santiago! As you can see, the Xunta were working on the Camino in a number of areas at the …

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Looking Back – Camino Frances 2011 #1

Ah 2011. I was younger, Spain was just another country...and the Camino? The what now? Yes, you heard me correctly. June 2011 was to be my first time on the Camino Frances and I walked with a merry bunch of folks from Dublin in aid of a great charity. Below are just a few photos …

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