Thou Shalt . . .

Recently, I came across a discussion on an online forum about "rules" to ensure a successful pass-thru hike.  The discussion was initiated by a rather lengthy post by someone who felt very strongly that his/her way was the only way.  This is not the first time that I've come across similar rigid thinking.  So, I... Continue Reading →

50.2: List of Walks

Here's my list of pass-thru walks from least to most favorite. 8.  May 2015:  GR 5 - Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands to Pompey, France ( light blue) The trail goes from the North Sea in Holland thru Belgium, Luxembourg, France and terminating on the the Mediterranean, in Nice.  However, most people just do the... Continue Reading →

Day 50.1: By the Numbers

Overall, my trip took 50 days, starting in Royan, France on May 26, 2017.  The French portion, referred to as the Voie Littorale, took 17 days.  The balance of the days were in Spain, on the Camino del Norte, starting in Hondarribia.  Altogether, I had four zeros (days off), one in France and three in... Continue Reading →

Day 50: Stick a Fork in It, We are Done!

Day 50 Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 Start: O Pedrouzo, Spain Stop: Santiago de Compostella, Spain Distance (Official - Personal App): 21/1198 - 20/1297 km Elevation Gain/-Loss/Cumulative Total: 100/-100/20840 mt (328/-328/68373 ft) High Temp: 24 C - 75 F     Final Day. A lot of snoring and people trudging to the bathroom last night.  Little... Continue Reading →

Day 49: Le Déluge

Day 49 Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 Start: Boimorto, Spain Stop: Albergue Porto de Santiago, O Pedrouzo, Spain Distance (Official - Personal App): 29/1177 - 32/1277 km Elevation Gain/-Loss/Cumulative Total: 120/-300/20640 mt (394/-984/67717 ft) High Temp: 22 C - 72 F     First one out of the albergue at 6 am.  Short walk to the... Continue Reading →

Day 48: Boimorto

Day 48 Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Start: As Laxes, Spain Stop: Municipal Albergue, Boimorto, Spain Distance (Official - Personal App): 38/1148 - 37/1245 km Elevation Gain/-Loss/Cumulative Total: 200/-200/20220 mt (656/-656/66339 ft) High Temp: 23 C - 73 F Yo, I'm walkin' here. A few people start getting up at 5:30 am.  This... Continue Reading →

Day 47: As Laxes

Day 47 Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Start: Vilalba, Spain Stop: Albergue O'Abrigo, As Laxes, Spain Distance (Official - Personal App): 36/1110 - 35/1208 km Elevation Gain/-Loss/Cumulative Total: 160/-150/19820 mt (525/-492/65026 ft) High Temp: 20 C - 68 F     At 5 am, 50 teenage girls woke up, simultaneously, and started getting ready.  There was... Continue Reading →

Day 46: Sexy in Vilalba

The featured picture, above, is of a bus stop in Abadan, on the way to Vilalba. Day 46 Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 Start: Mondonedo, Spain Stop: Albergue Castelos, Vilalba, Spain Distance (Official - Personal App): 37/1074 - 33/1173 km Elevation Gain/-Loss/Cumulative Total: 490/-80/19510 mt (1608/-262/64009 ft) High Temp: 20 C - 68 F    ... Continue Reading →

Day 45: Mondonedo

Day 45 Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 Start: Ribadeo, Spain Stop: Municipal Albergue, Mondonedo, Spain Distance (Official - Personal App): 38/1037 - 38/1140 km Elevation Gain/-Loss/Cumulative Total: 610/-500/18940 mt (2001/-1640/62139 ft) High Temp: 18 C - 64 F     I  had planned on leaving at 6 am but face the usual problem of getting going... Continue Reading →

Day 44.2: Indiano @ Ribadeo

Day 44 Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 Start: Zero Stop: Hotel A. G. Porcillan, Ribadeo, Spain Distance (Official - Personal App): 0/999 - 0/1102 km Elevation Gain/-Loss/Cumulative Total: 0/-0/17830 mt (0/-0/58497 ft) High Temp: I spent two nights in Ribadeo and it just happened to be during the 4th Indiano Festival. History:  From what I understand,... Continue Reading →

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