Santiago>Finisterre>London – Don’t let your blisters make decisions!

It's the Sunday evening before my working week begins and the last official day of my ‘holiday’. Reading back through my post of last Sunday it's clear my decisions and comments were emanating directly out of my blisters. Had I waited in Santiago another day, taken a rest day which was overdue after 10 solid … Continue reading Santiago>Finisterre>London – Don’t let your blisters make decisions!

Camino Frances – that’ll do – O Pedrouzo to Santiago

I had a feeling immediately entering Santiago that this time the Camino Frances and I are finally over. At no point during the walking, at Monte de Gozo and despite the blisters and shin splints, did it occur to me not to walk to Finisterre but upon seeing the spires of the Cathedral my mind … Continue reading Camino Frances – that’ll do – O Pedrouzo to Santiago

Guybrush Threepwood – Mercadoiro to Palas de Rei

There's a reason why, upon encountering any problem, my family members say ‘just have a beer’. Originally I thought it might be a nihilistic philosophy but it's actually something more than that and terribly good advice! All my best thinking is done with a glass of wine or a pint of beer and it was … Continue reading Guybrush Threepwood – Mercadoiro to Palas de Rei

‘Light Showers’ – Portela de Valcarce to Fonfria

Up extra early this morning to tackle the monster mountain O Cebreiro. There was little need for the pre-dawn start - temperatures never rose above 13 degrees all day and half way up the mountain the rain started and didn't let up until 15 minutes after I called it quits at Fonfria. The small village … Continue reading ‘Light Showers’ – Portela de Valcarce to Fonfria

Gahhhh – Ponferrada to Portela de Valcarce

Remember that happy floaty post from yesterday? Forget it! Awoke this morning at around 5.30 and hurriedly got myself together and rushed down to check out of the cheap hotel I was staying at in Ponferrada. The receptionist checked me out and ran around to let me out of the locked doors. Upon stepping out … Continue reading Gahhhh – Ponferrada to Portela de Valcarce

Just do right – Foncebadon to Ponferrada

From Just Do It to Just Do Right! The Camino's got dis babe! (Copy and paste this link to understand what I'm on about - https://youtu.be/bxrV2J_OjGo - sorry - can't figure out how to hyperlink from phone)   No visits from any deceased Foncebadon residents in the night and so I awoke bright eyed and bushy … Continue reading Just do right – Foncebadon to Ponferrada