Tag Archives: Santiago

Santiago to Barcelona

[This is out of order; sorry!] We showed up this morning at the Santiago airport well before dawn, along with dozens of other peregrinos. Everyone still wore backpacks with shells, carried walking sticks, hefted backpacks. By the time we left … Continue reading

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Finisterre — the end of the earth

The bus for Finisterre left at 9:00 a.m. and we were on it, asleep much of the time until our arrival at 11:30. From the town we walked out to the lighthouse point, about one and a half miles, payback … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Mass in Santiago, and other sights

The Pilgrims’ Mass — the highlight, for many, of their pilgrimage. For others, like the college kids sitting on the floor next to us, it was a chance to strip down to the tank top and get a neck rub. … Continue reading

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Santiago

Today 1,059 peregrinos registered with the Pilgrims’ Office in Santiago. Six of them were the Lazios and Carns. To get here, we walked differing numbers of miles — I got in about 367, since Pamplona. The requirement, to gain a … Continue reading

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Arzua to Arco O Pino

The penultimate day — tomorrow we arrive in Santiago. Jim and I almost arrived in Santiago today. We entirely missed the correct turnoff to Arca O Pino, our destination and were almost at the Santiago airport before we decided we … Continue reading

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Eirexe to Melide

For a twelve-mile day, it took a long time — in large part, because it was a miscalculation on my part, and was actually a fifteen-mile day. The forecast of “partly sunny” never came to pass — it was mostly … Continue reading

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Sarria to Portomarin — with the Lazios

The Lazios are awesome. They’ve been training, and although they and Jim kindly walked more or less at my pace, it was clear that they could have easily walked with Regina and Anthea who were in Portomarin long before we … Continue reading

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Ponferrada to Villafranca de Bierzo

There are several Villafrancas along the Camino Frances — it means “Town of the Franks” and referred to all of the people coming from France to get to Santiago. Tonight’s town is ¬†Villfranca of the Bierzo region, which is hilly … Continue reading

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