It’s a Wrap!

August 17, 18 and 19, 2021 Well, I guess I ended up leaving y’all hanging by not blogging, with my last entry being when I feasted around Santiago de Compostela upon completion of my most recent pilgrimage along the Camino Norte… I was spent in every way and it was all I could do to…

Eating Away The Day (Again)

Monday, August 16, 2021 Another Rise and Shine at 7 am, and another persona dormida (sleeping) on the living room couch…. This time it was my roommate, our Energy Bunny who officially sprained her ankle the other day. She went to the hospital yesterday for x-rays and thankfully nothing was broken or torn. She had…

Gastronomy in Santiago de Compostela

Sunday, August 15, 2021 Well, gastronomy from my perspective…! So many choices, so little time…. Last night it became apparent around 10:00 pm that “the group” was going to dine late (much later). I noshed on a delicious chunk of pan (bread) I had purchased earlier. It was spread with peanut butter from a packet…

Into Santiago de Compostela

Saturday, August 14, 2021 Today we complete our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela by walking a short day (under seven miles) into and through the small hamlets of San Marcos and Monte De Gozo, through the outskirts of our good sized culminating city and unto the Plaza del Obradoiro adjacent to La Catedral de Santiago…

Last (and really Only) Long Day

Friday, August 13, 2021 Our plan to hit the road at 6:00 am was moved up to 5:30 since everyone was Up And At ‘Em early. And then it was immediately thwarted when we realized that we were locked in and the front entrance door was programmed to open at 6:00 anyway. (And there was…

35 Kilometers to Santiago de Compostela!!!

Thursday, August 12 Another late start at 8:30. I was ready to go at 6:30 so had a pleasant and quiet morning in the lovely albergue’s living room connecting with some friends and family by text and getting caught up with email and some blogs I follow. And I enjoyed a beautiful sunrise out the…

Happy One Year Birthday, Grand Daughter, Gianna!!

Wednesday, August 11 Today was a very disjointed day. Our comrade who went to the hospital last night was kept overnight while being tested (negatively) for the COVID virus, being administered an IV and given some meds. She was able to leave at 10:00 today with some prescriptions. She has a very interesting story to…

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

August 10, 2021 We walked from Parga through Bandoneed, Santo Leocadia, Laguna, Miraz, Pontella and Brana. That is when we had to segue off the Camino. It was 6 miles instead of the anticipated 3 and we were all spent… Then it was from Portocelo, Aldea de Arriba to Samede, Nodar and Regüela. For a…

We Are Staying in a 6th-Century Village!!

Monday, August 9, 2021 I know that we started in Baamonde, yet I really don’t know where we went today, or what towns we passed by. It seems like we only went through one very tiny little section of about five houses. I did see two signs identifying Sambriexo and Velouchada … We knew we…

And Then There Were Three

Sunday, August 8, 2021 After all the pilgrims we saw yesterday and with the uncertainty around bed availability and Covid protocols, we decided to get out the door even earlier today at 5:30 am and walked nearly two hours with our headlamps on. It was only three of us on foot today and the other…