Allan and Terri J

TACamino

Allan and Terri J




Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela October 12th 2015

October 11,2015 Shared a taxi to Muxia and then back to Santiago. ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Fisterra October 9th 2015

October 9,2015 On our way. Did 34 or so km. we are almost a third of the way from Santiago to Finisterre. We figure on 2 more days walking. Tomorrow a little less but maybe a little rain. Today was a great path way. Great sun with nice cover from trees. It was long but all good. We are With John from South Africa who is a great snorer and a very nice guy. October 10 Rain, wet. Over half the path was asphalt. Stayed in a little town Hospital. The Albergue was hard to find and the cafe was half a km away. John had arranged it and we were the only 3 there. Nice evening for sure. 28 km October 11 Another 25 or so km. spitting rain in the first 2 hours but ... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain October 8th 2015

October 7,8,2015 We have arrived in Santiago and have received the Compostela. It was a short walk, only 11 km, and not very interesting. I cannot express the sense of accomplishment and the gratitude on being here. The emotions are high. Seeing friends who have also struggled and survived the challenges is also gratifying. I cannot explain how this group of walkers have become our family on the Camino. We spent the second day visiting the cathedral and its museum. We met up with friends and celebrated. We went to the evening pilgrim mass and saw the Botafumerio flying with insence burning. Tomorrow we go to Finisterra, another 90 km walk. ... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela October 8th 2015

October 6,2015 The morning started off with a heavy drizzle. It rained off and on all morning and let up in the afternoon. Don't we look pretty in our blue rain gear. The trail was for the most part in groves of trees until we reached the airport where we had to circle round the airport. Again we had some grapes, walnuts and chestnuts from the overhangs on the roadside. This day was 28 km as we wanted to get closer to Santiago to shorten tomorrow. Tomorrow is a small 11 km so we will be in Santiago in good time for the noon mass... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela October 4th 2015

October 5,2015 A long day because of the rain. We did about 29 km and had to take cover several times because of the rain. The path was varied some shelter with trees which didn't help much due to the volumn of rain. We got to our destination only to find we past the hotel ( a treat we decided on because of the rain) and had to back track. It is raining again this morning so we are not anxious to do another day of 28 km but....... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela October 4th 2015

October 4,2015 Wet to our bones! Even the ant in the picture doesn't like it. Welcome to Galicia which is known to give rain more often. I do have to give thanks that we have only had 3 days of rain, 2 difficult. Today's travel was from Portomarin to Palas de Rei. The path was good in that it was not as challenging as a lot of them having a sand/gravel base. Unfortunately it was raining for most of the 4 hours on the trail. Early on it was only misting with lots of fog but it didn't take long to soak us. Some of the trail was sheltered with trees but more of the trail was open allowing the wind and rain to get to our bones. It is now 9pm and our shoes are ... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Sarria October 3rd 2015

October 3,2015 For the Compostela in Santiago a pilgrim must walk the last 100 km. today we reached the 100 km marker. Feeling good! Today as well we saw several buses come to the highway just outside the 100 km and drop off loads of new pilgrims. The roads have suddenly become crowded. I have heard that the crowds in Santiago are large and services for the mass at noon has about 1000 people. I understand why now. Today was again a pleasant walk in and out of tree groves. The morning was very chilly at 4 degrees and fog. We started off and pulled back to have a great coffee con leeche. The fog never fully lifted until mid day and it was pleasant. Our hotel this evening is out in the sticks and we ... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Sarria October 3rd 2015

October 2,2015 Today we took the alternative route to Samos where there is the largest and oldest monasteries in the Western World. It was founded by the Benedictines in 960. The trails were beautiful as we walked through a canopy of trees and brooks. We enjoyed our own tapas on the roof top of our Albergue with an awesome view of the country in midst of laundry but lovely. Again we happened upon some Camino friends/family and enjoyed a harty Italian dinner.... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain » Castile & León October 2nd 2015

October 1,2015 It is hard to believe it is October. Truly the walking day after day is starting to tyre me. As much as the first part was physical, this seems to be a mental fatigue. We walked from Herrerias to Triacastela today. The guide book seems to be incorrect in distance. I am sure we walked for 36 or more km. we decided to do this climb in the morning when we were still fresh. The climb was aggressive and it didn't take long to go beyond fresh. I tried to keep my distance from everyone but of course many of us were in the same sweaty state. the first 4 km was a steep climb to La Faba. We had our breakfast there, a great coffee with Bob Marly music. Camino friends soon joined ... read more
image
image
image

Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Ponferrada September 29th 2015

September 30,2015 I am 2 days late on this one as the Internet has been spotty. Valtuille was a great little town where we had the house to ourselves, cooked a home meal and sat by the fireplace. The walk to Herrerias was different. On the one side we had a road and some traffic and on the other was a river with its peaceful sounds and birds. Some how we missed our intended path up the hills to a sun filled hill top which was reported to be delightful. Oh well! Missed one path and on another. This path changed about half way to a country road with fallen chestnuts and walnuts. This is a pilgrims meal for sure. We landed in this little town Herrerias, a one horse town( actually had several horses). It ... read more
image
image
image




Tot: 3.412s; Tpl: 0.038s; cc: 10; qc: 86; dbt: 0.0553s; 3; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb