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 Four

Vigo - Redondela I was happy to be leaving Vigo. Our Camino was not over and we had many kms to go. Leaving the town, we faced a steep climb but the walk to Redondela was a short one. The forecast for the day was good also, so we were were all set. We left …

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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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Virtually walking….St Jean Pied de Port – 2014

It's been 14 days since isolation kicked in and 2 days since lock-in. With so much negativity, it is unhealthy for the mind. I have been scouring YouTube for Camino-related videos and with the recommendation of Linda at Somewhereslowly, I have signed up to Babbel at a specially reduced rate. These days indoors are the …

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14 days…#keepwriting

Let me take you back to Saturday, March the 14th. Coronavirus was in the news here in Ireland however we were free to travel and see folks (oh I miss those days!). I went to the Camino Information Centre for the day and walked back to the centre of town to catch my train. At …

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