Day 4: Ulteria. Suseia.


Almaden de la Plata to Complejo Leo Saturday, April 23, 2022 Not A-OK but ok enough that we can head out. It's overcast and the lowest temperature we've had so far. It feels good. We try Casa Concha for breakfast but it isn't open yet and we don't want to wait around. Fortunately, there is... Continue Reading →

Day 3.1: OH, HELL, NO


Almaden de la Plata Thursday, April 21 & Friday, April 22, 2022 So, yesterday . . . I sit on the bed and when I stand up I immediately realize my back go. This is nothing new. I have had back problems for years. It's been a while because I try to be very, very... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Bright, Bright Sunshiny Day


Castilblanco de los Arroyos to Almaden de la Plata Wednesday, April 20, 2022 What an absolutely beautiful day. The heatwave from the weekend and Monday is gone. Yesterday was cooler. Today, even more so. Just lovely for a little walk. The only downside for today - all asphalt with no villages between start and finish.... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Giddy Yap


Guillena to Castilblanco de los Arroyos Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Uneventful. We start a little earlier. It's a little cooler. It's a lot more hillier. Who said Via de La Plata is flat??? We see some pilgrims. Yes, that's an incline. I'm from Houston. And some more . . . Ok, these may the same... Continue Reading →

Day 1: And, So It Begins . . .


Dominus reget me . . . Sed et si ambulavero in valle mortis non timebo malum quoniam tu mecum es virga tua et baculus tuus ipsa consolabuntur me Sevilla to Guillena Monday, April 18, 2022 Easter weekend in Sevilla was unseasonably hot. And the mini-heatwave continued on Monday. I wondered if we had started too... Continue Reading →

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 →

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