The last two days have been pretty epic. The cold I had right back in Oviedo always hung around as a snotty nose but on the evening in Melide I developed a productive cough which has hampered efforts a little into the last 50kms into Santiago but nevertheless... I arrived, pockets stuffed with tissues. I'm … Continue reading Melide to Santiago – The End
Another 26kms in the bag and now I've arrived at Melide, a sizeable camino town that intersects the Primitivo and the Frances. According to my Primitivo calculation I was supposed to be here last Friday - funny how plans change! It's a case of counting down the kms as now I'm at km 52. I've … Continue reading Ventas to Melide
It's 78kms to Santiago and the end feels in sight. I'm not sure if I'll finish in 3 days or 4 days but either way my flight back to London is on Tuesday and I have a hotel booked for Monday night in the centre of Santiago de Compostela. This will be my seventh camino … Continue reading Morgade to Ventas
There's now just 101kms to walk until I reach Santiago. I've now passed Sarria, the traditional start point for those desiring a Compostela to show off to their pals and the quick, low commitment, way to complete The Way. The last 50kms have passed in a blur and yet everything and nothing has happened. I've … Continue reading Fonfria to Morgade via Samos
I thought today would be tough climbing up O Cebreiro with only a weeks camino training but actually that wasn't the tough section. The last 8kms from Hospital to Fonfria were the killer. There were a surprising amount of very steep hills spread out along this 8km to finish a hiker off after the 2500ft … Continue reading Vega de Valcarce to Fonfria
I don't think my brother will buy in Molinaseca after all but perhaps Cacabelos or Vega de Valcarce can persuade? (And maybe not!). Saturdays walk began abruptly as I woke up at 8am to an empty Albergue at Senor Oso! I was the last out of the Albergue and probably the last out of Molinaseca … Continue reading Molinaseca to Vega de Valcarce
I could write about the walk from Foncebadon to Molinaseca, about what time I got up, had my breakfast, threaded my blisters and burnt my calves walking ever westward, but what's the point? You can go back through this stage on any of my past caminos for that. What I'm going to do instead is … Continue reading The case for Molinaseca
I switched roads! My intention was to go to Lugo after languishing in my sick bed in Oviedo for 3 days but after 2 hours on the bus next to a snoring spanish senor I decided enough was enough and hopped out of the bus at Hospital de Orbigo. Had I gone to Lugo it … Continue reading Hospital de Orbigo to Foncebadon…eh?
It's now Tuesday morning, three days since I arrived in Salas with a scratchy throat and I'm sat in a hotel room back in Oviedo! The scratchy throat developed overnight in Salas to a head cold and with it being Sunday and no pharmacy's open in Salas or the town further on I decided to … Continue reading Grado to Salas to Oviedo?
#Man, they said we better, accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between…# I'm on camino again! This is camino trip #7 and this time I'm on the Camino Primitivo, so called as it's the oldest camino which the royal Kings of Spain, based in the then … Continue reading Camino Primitivo – Oviedo to Grado