I knew as soon as I woke up: Bedbugs. Oddly it seemed I was the only one bitten, I must be extra tasty? I have been bitten once before and freaked out quite badly about bringing them with me to new beds, and so far on this walk we had made sure we lifted the … More CF Day 9 – BEDBUGS!
I’m not going to lie – I wasn’t looking forward to this day. Because of the Scouse Spouse’s accident in Estella one year earlier, we couldn’t be sure how often, how far or even if he could carry his pack due to the shoulder injury, so we had decided to prebook accommodation so we could … More CF Day 8 – Belorado to Atapuerca
We had decided to start early this morning, but ended up having a long and very nice chat with the man at reception, who was very impressed that we had so little luggage and carried it ourselves – the common room downstairs was already full of suitcases to be shipped to the next stage. After … More CF Day 7 – Santo Domingo to Belorado
Just a quick post to determine if blogging on my phone along the way will work, as I hope it will. Not long now before we go back to Estella, where my husband, the Scouse Spouse, had an accident near enough a year ago. We will carry on from there together this time and have … More Packed and almost ready
The last day into Santiago is eucalyptus, tarmac, suburbs, airport, surprisingly green and pretty considering how close you are to a big city, and long. There were few others about, and again the walk was easy, familiar. The last-day-gloom crept up on us somewhere just before the camping bar, so we decided to sit down … More March ’18 Camino Day 8: O Pedrouzo-Santiago!
Day 7 looked and felt like Day 6. Arzua felt no more interesting in the morning than it did in the evening, and the prospect of walking felt more like a chore than a pleasure, but if that was the price I had to pay for my gorgeous weather and breathtaking views walking up to … More March ’18 Camino Day 7: Arzua-O Pedrouzo
Day 6 started with a light drizzle of rain, so we went downstairs for a lovely breakfast of artesan bread, yogurt, juice and coffee and a plate of cheese and cured meat, just the thing to start the day. Then we got into our ponchos and went on our way. We stopped for a short … More March ’18 Camino Day 6: Melide-Arzua