Day 14 (19 May) The Last Day — 13 Miles
Teresa was doing everything this morning. She prepared breakfast, checked people out, and drove them back to A Rua. When I returned to A Rua at 8:30, only one person was in front of me. We had 13 miles to go. That soon changed after we passed a mural honoring the Camino. Even a dog…Keep reading
Day 13 (18 May) Like Caminos Of The Past? — 12 Miles
Surprise! The ninos e ninas quieted down within a hour. No yelps, running down the halls. At breakfast, they waited patiently to be served. Most had blank stares. The previous day walk must have been taxing. I wanted to nominate their chaperones for sainthood. What a well behaved group of pre-teenagers. The Camino seemed more…Keep reading
Day 12 (17 May) Mass Migration — 12 Miles
Signs of change from the solitude of the CP came early in the morning. Suitcases for transport to the next hotel were neatly lined in three long rows in the reception area. All of the tables in the bar were taken at breakfast. The sounds of the coffee machine was on constantly. The servers hustled…Keep reading
Day 11 (16 May) CP’s Last Day — 15 Miles
Golf’s most famous bridge is the Swilcan on the 18th hole at St Andrews Old Course. Here I was crossing the Ponte Romana on the last day of the Camino Primitivo. The bridge is located about 50 meters from the Casa da Ponte hotel. Although the CP will continue to Santiago after merging with the…Keep reading
Day 10 (15 May) Moguls — 19 Miles
Today’s ups and downs felt like mere moguls in comparison to the elevation changes in the Asturian and Galician mountains. I departed Lugo by 8 AM through the Porta de Santiago next to the cathedral. After I crossed the Rio Minho, I had my last look at Lugo with the two towers of the cathedral…Keep reading
Day 9 (14 May) Downhill To Lugo — 21 Miles
This day promised to be mostly downhill as we exited the mountains to the east. But first, one last serious climb over the ridge with wind generators that were in the background of yesterday’s last photo. Today was the easiest and for some the last true day of the Primitivo because the challenging walks were…Keep reading
Day 8 (May 13) Pilgrims Afoot — 19 Miles
You may have noticed that images of wind generators often appear in the blogs. Not surprising because they are located at the top of the mountain passes that the CP seems to draw a beeline to. They are the easiest access points those spots. Too bad King Alfonso’s scouts can’t collect royalties for having identified…Keep reading
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