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 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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