Monthly Archives: June 2016

Palas de Rei – Santiago de Compostela

So when I left you last, I had “about 60 km left” to walk. I didn’t want to panic people when I wrote that. It was in fact 68 kms. And a day and a half to do it in. … Continue reading

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Alto de Poio – Pintín – Portomarín – Palas de Rei

When I left the grubby mountain-top hotel on Sunday morning, everything was shrouded in a heavy mist. It was hard to see where we were going. Luckily, the descent from this mountain was relatively easy.  For the previous few days … Continue reading

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Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo – Las Herrerías – Alto de Poio

I left Ponferrada on Thursday morning feeling broadly positive about the day. It was hot, but I’m kind of getting used to that now. Even my whiter than white Irish skin is getting a bit harder to burn than it … Continue reading

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Rabanal – El Acebo – Ponferrada 

I didn’t sleep well on Monday night. I was awake late with all the dogs barking and men snoring and my bed was next to the toilet, so I got to hear lots of people having their middle-of-the-night pees. And … Continue reading

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Villadangos – Hospital del Órbigo – Astorga – Rabanal del Camino

I got up and left the dodgy motel early-ish on Saturday. I didn’t feel like returning to the motel’s creepy bar for breakfast, so I was stupid and had breakfast from a vending machine instead. A KitKat and a can … Continue reading

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Mansilla de las Mulas – León – Villadangos del Páramo

The weather continued to be wet and windy yesterday. I don’t have any jacket or any clothes with long sleeves or any trousers other than shorts here. So now I know a new fact. If you want the ultimate exfoliation … Continue reading

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Carrión de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagún – El Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas

Sunday was a tough and long day. It included a 17-km stretch with no villages. This was the longest walk so far without any breaks and it was a hot day. I didn’t take me long to drink and to … Continue reading

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