We know everybody likes a good packing list, so who wouldn’t love my comprehensive and link-heavy un-packing list after the Camino Inglés in June/July? What worked: Osprey Tempest 30 pack (previous version), which I was determined to replace before something wears out on it. Very glad I took it – it stops me overpacking, carries … More Camino Inglés Un-packing list
When we woke up, the rain seemed to have stopped! We got a taxi back to Xente no Camino, where a few of last night’s Presedo pilgrims were still lingering, and managed to get served before the early Betanzos lot arrived. It really is a fantastic place – I would stay at Presedo next time … More Camino Inglés Day 4: Xente no Camino-Meson do Vento
Betanzos by early grey morning. We had to get out to get some cash and thought we’d have breakfast somewhere nice, but in the end we just walked back to the Chocolateria. Which was a good idea, it turns out, because when I asked for tomate on my tostada, the lady gave me a small … More Camino Inglés Day 3: Betanzos-Xente no Camino
When I woke up in Pontedeume I was wondering what all the noise was. After a quick look out the window it looked like the Middle Ages had reappeared! Men were hanging flags and banners with coat of arms and golden tassels, which were stored in a large wooden trunk. I had to find a … More Camino Inglés Day 2: Pontedeume-Betanzos
Our first day out walking again started with nice warm weather, but we were aware that rain was forecast and had our ponchos within easy reach. We had decided to skip Neda and take the low bridge across to Fene on our way to Pontedeume, a distance of about 20 km. Just right for a … More Camino Inglés Day 1: Ferrol-Pontedeume
And so arrived the much too early morning when I had to leave my warm hotel room and venture into the rain to go to Spain. Luckily I had my new lightweight rain jacket! The yr.no forecast for Ferrol and Betanzos was for rain, rain and more rain for the first three days of our … More Camino Inglés ’17 – Camigas Reunited
In September 2015 I went for a walk from Astorga to Santiago, as I do sometimes in September. On my own, as I do sometimes. But somehow I felt I couldn’t quite find my feet, which is unusual. Not until I got to Sarria and met brand new, slightly unprepared and very enthusiastic peregrina A, aka … More Camino Inglés ’17 – No time like suddenly!
Well that didn’t last long. The effects of the Post Camino Blues haven’t really been that severe this time, probably because when I came home and wanted/needed to talk about it, the lovely Scouse Spouse knew exactly what I was talking about and happily wallowed in sunny mountain memories with me. However, I must be selling this … More Finding a cure for the PCB