Day 50: Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Date:Tuesday, July 16, 2019Start:Albergue Ultreia, ArzuaStop:Hotel San Bieito/Hotel Praza QuintanaDistance (Day**Total):42   **   1414 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):532/-667   **   41207 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):8:33Day High Temp:22 C   It's all over, except for the crying . . . It's going to be a long day. I get up at 5:30 am. No one is stirring.... Continue Reading →

Day 49: Arzua, Spain


Date:Monday, July 15, 2019Start:Albergue Ponte Ferreira, FerreiraStop:Albergue Ultreia, ArzuaDistance (Day**Total):36   **   1372 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):700/-843   **   40008 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):7:19Day High Temp:24 C   Another day that is overcast while walking and sunny once I have stopped for the day. That's a good thing because it keeps things cool while walking. One... Continue Reading →

Day 48: Ferreira, Spain


Date:Sunday, July 14, 2019Start:Hostel Cross, LugoStop:Albergue Ponte Ferreira, FerreiraDistance (Day**Total):29   **   1336 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):510/-422   **   38465 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):5:23Day High Temp:25 C   It's still dark when I get up and head upstairs to the dining/kitchen area to get ready. At first, I'm the only one up, but soon people start... Continue Reading →

Day 47: Lugo, Spain


Date:Saturday, July 13, 2019Start:Albergue Porta Santa, O CadavoStop:Hostel Cross, LugoDistance (Day**Total):31   **   1307 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):424/-672   **   37533 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):6:32Day High Temp:26 C   Last night, Jan and I agreed to start tomorrow at 6:00 am, which meant getting up at 5:30. I don't use an alarm (sound or vibrate) on... Continue Reading →

Day 46: O Cadavo, Spain


Date:Friday, July 12, 2019Start:Albergue Cantibrico, O FonsagradaStop:Albergue Porta Santa, O CadavoDistance (Day**Total):27   **   1276 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):582/-802   **   36437 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):5:16Day High Temp:28 C   When I'm walking, I keep a journal; the old fashioned way - via pen and paper. I try to write every day but on occasion, I... Continue Reading →

Day 45: A Fonsagrada, Spain


Date:Thursday, July 11, 2019Start:Albergue Casa Sanchez, Grandas de SalimeStop:Albergue Cantibrico, A FonsagradaDistance (Day**Total):28   **   1248 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):785/-415   **   35053 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):4:58Day High Temp:29 C   The bar where I had the best tortilla ever, yesterday, opens early for breakfast. So, I head over there as soon as it opens. Initially,... Continue Reading →

Perspective


That's this week's lesson in my art class - perspective. Easy to understand but oh, so much harder to put to paper. The eyes register a lot of stuff without even thinking. Had a really tough time with corners. Finally, I took a picture on my iPad and traced it. Aha! Light bulb went off.... Continue Reading →

Day 44: Best Tortilla


Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2019Start:Albergue Camino Primitivo, BerducedoStop:Albergue Casa Sanchez, Grandas de SalimeDistance (Day**Total):22   **   1221 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):613/-950   **   33853 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):5:01Day High Temp:24 C   . . . in Grandas de Salime, Spain It's still dark when about half a dozen of us get up. We're all getting dressed in... Continue Reading →

Day 43: Berducedo, Spain


Date:Tuesday, July 9, 2019Start:Albergue Quintana, GradoStop:Albergue Camino Primitivo, BerducedoDistance (Day**Total):24   **   1198 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):825/-627   **   32290 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):7:18Day High Temp:22 C   If you're taking the Hospitales (high) route, today is the big day. Step climb up to a plateau with majestic views and then a steep climb down. There... Continue Reading →

Day 42: Samblismo, Spain


Date:Monday, July 8, 2019Start:Albergue Quintana, GradoStop:Albergue Peregrinos, Samblismo Distance (Day**Total):31   **   1174 kmElev Gain/Loss (Day**Total):610/-566   **   30838 metersMoving Time (hh:mm):7:21Day High Temp:19 C   I had breakfast at 6:30 am at the albergue. I think they got up just for me as I was the only one up until I left at... Continue Reading →

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