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Day 48 (October 27, 2015) – 22.1 km., Ribadiso to O Pedrouzo

It took just a few words written on one garbage can that started me humming a tune that stayed with me all day: “Imagine there’s no Heaven…” So what was written on the next garbage can? “It’s easy if you … Continue reading

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Day 47 (October 26, 2015) – 10.8 km., Melide to Ribadiso

Oh no! This is a bad time to get writer’s block! It could be our focus is too much on our arrival in Santiago de Compostela in three days instead of experiencing the present moment. The journey to this point … Continue reading

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Day 46 (October 25, 2015) – 15 km., Palas de Rei to Melide

Spain has so many fields of sunflowers, especially in Navarre and Castille y Leon. Tonight in Melide we learned why. Spaniards simply love to eat sunflower seeds. We went into a bar for their “menu del dia.” A group of … Continue reading

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Day 45 (October 24, 2015) – 30.4 km., Mercadoiro to Palas de Rei

We are in Palas de Rei, just 68 km away from Santiago! We didn’t intend to walk this far today, but we made the mistake of not staying in Ventas de Naron and then had no choice but to keep … Continue reading

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Day 44 (October 23, 2015) – 16.8 km., Sarria to Mercadoiro

We expected to see a pilgrim “rush hour” leaving Sarria this morning and were surprised that it was not busy at all. Sarria is just a little further away from Santiago de Compostela than the required 100 km a pilgrim … Continue reading

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Day 43 (October 22, 2015) – 18.7 km., Triacastela to Sarria

This was one of those days when we should have checked our guidebook before leaving our room. It was still dark when we came to the intersection just outside of Triacastela and didn’t know which way to turn. Usually we … Continue reading

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Day 42 (October 21, 2015) – 21.3 km., O’Cebreiro to Triacastela

We could have stayed in the “fairy tale” town of O’Cebreiro and lived like hobbits, but we had kilometers to go before we sleep. So it was toast and cafe con leche at our favourite little funky restaurant in O’Cebreiro … Continue reading

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Day 41 (October 20, 2015) – 14.6 km., La Portela de Valcarce to O’Cebreiro

Here we are in the quaint “hobbit hamlet” of O’Cebreiro, perched on a high mountain ridge in Galicia, Spain. It is like being in a time-warp to an uncomplicated past, when people lived in stone houses with thatched roofs. O’Cebreiro … Continue reading

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Day 40 (October 19, 2015) – 15.5 km., Villafranca del Bierzo to La Portela de Valcarce

Today is a prelude to tomorrow, so there isn’t a whole lot to write about. There were three routes to choose from when leaving Villafranca. The Camino Dragonte is the longest, most arduous, and also the most spectacular. The Ruta … Continue reading

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Day 39 (October 18, 2015) – 23.4 km., Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

All the previous times we said “This was the hardest day ever!” weren’t true. THIS was the hardest! What possessed us to walk all the way to Villafranca del Bierzo when we could have walked just 15.5 km and stayed … Continue reading

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