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!
Taxis seem to be a recurring theme here suddenly. A mix of recently problematic osteoarthritis in both knees, Plantar Fasciitis and weather meant we did taxi more than last time, but as we weren’t going for another Compostela and were really on a memory lane walk, it was something we were okay with. And if … More CF Spring 17: Day 4, Camponaraya-Villafranca
Day three started with much better weather, though it was still a bit cool and the clouds looked ready to provide rain or snow again. We had a little bit of breakfast and chatted with the few others who lingered after 8, a German speaking couple and our Americans. Then off we went, for Part … More CF Spring 17: Day 3, Acebo-Ponferrada
On the second day of our walk we woke up to blue skies and wet ground. It seemed yet again the forecast rain had been and gone, and we were confidently clad in short sleeved tops under fleece and padded jackets, ready to peel off the layers as the day warmed up. After a couple … More CF Spring 17: Day 2, Rabanal-Acebo
Yes, we are back again. (Though I seem to have completely forgotten exactly why.) Things were a bit turbo on re-entry into Normal, more of which later. Promise. As usual we had decided to walk from Astorga to Santiago, 12 days of walking and a day and a half in Santiago plus travel. Everything was … More CF Spring 17: Day 1, Astorga-Rabanal