Camino 2013

Day 12: Arzua to O Pedrouzo and a new NYC Camino Friend

Today was a wonderful day.  I felt as if I floated through the 20 km without much effort.   When I woke up this morning I did not want to get up.  I was in a comfy bed in a private room with the shades drawn.  When my alarm went off at 5:30, I snoozed… Continue reading Day 12: Arzua to O Pedrouzo and a new NYC Camino Friend

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Day 9 – 11: Ferreiro to Melide to Arzua & the Spanish cuisine.

The last 3 days have been quite uneventful and I spent most of the each day in solitude. This should have given me the time to contemplate the finer things in life, but all I did on Monday and Tuesday was still deal with the foot pain and the blisters (if you only saw what… Continue reading Day 9 – 11: Ferreiro to Melide to Arzua & the Spanish cuisine.

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Day 8: A hop to Sarria and a walk to Ferrerio.

  This morning I decided that if I plan on finishing the Camino with little to no pain, I have to skip over Triascatella, and start the day with Sarria.  The initial plan was to take a cab from O’Cebriero to Sarria, spend the night there and start walking in the morning.  However, the Camino… Continue reading Day 8: A hop to Sarria and a walk to Ferrerio.

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Day 7: Villafranca to O’Cibriero – a 32km day

  You can’t beat a sunset over beautiful Galician mountains, with a glass of red Bierzo wine, some delicious olives and birds as your orchestra.   Today was a wonderful day.  I have come to realize that I am not here to suffer, I am here to enjoy the simple pleasures the Camino has to… Continue reading Day 7: Villafranca to O’Cibriero – a 32km day

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Day 6: Ponderrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

I am back on the road again. Today’s hike is from Foncebadon where we took a rest day yesterday to Villafranca del Bierzo, a 24km day which shouldn’t be too difficult since its fairly flat with only a couple of moderate climbs, and it should be beautiful as the road takes you through the local… Continue reading Day 6: Ponderrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

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Day 4: Rabanal to Acebo & Happy Birthday to Me!

  Today was a beautiful day and a great way to spend my 30th birthday.  Leigh Ann and I left Rabanal del Camino around 9am and it was gorgeous.  We went up and down mountains covered with yellow and purple flowers, rolling hills and a gorgeous blue sky.   Our first stop was Foncebadon where… Continue reading Day 4: Rabanal to Acebo & Happy Birthday to Me!