Monthly Archives: October 2015

Short Day to Sarria

September 13, 2015:  The Camino trail picked up just a block from Hotel Victoria and wound around the far side of the monastery. As we headed west out of town, we passed a bar and, to our delight, were greeted … Continue reading

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On the Way to Samos

September 12, 2015:  Before the steep downhills to Triacastella, we were treated to beautiful mountain top views at approximately 4,200 feet altitude.  The lush vegetation opened up before us on both sides along nearly immaculate wide trails.  I remembered this … Continue reading

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Beyond O’Cebreiro

September 11, 2015:  Another magnificent breakfast featuring fresh-squeezed orange juice provided the impetus for a strong start to begin the climb to O’Cebreiro.  The early morning chill stayed with us until we were nearly out of Las Herrerias as some … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Walk along Rio Pereje to Las Herrerias

September 10, 2015:  Toast and coffee in the dining room started out what appeared to be a beautiful morning at the foot of the mountains.  We stepped out the door and turned left and were immediately on the Camino opting … Continue reading

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The Long Haul to the Foot of the Mountains

September 9, 2015:  At breakfast in the basement of the hotel, we met two women from Montana who had walked all the way from Rabanal the day before, a distance that Greg and I had done in 2013.  We compared … Continue reading

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From the Countryside to the Capital of El Bierzo

September 8, 2015:  Our hostess at Pension Riego de Ambros had a delightful breakfast prepared for us on this morning of our 31st wedding anniversary.  She did not charge us for the meal and wanted that to be her gift … Continue reading

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To the Cruz de Ferro and Beyond

September 7, 2015:  We were refused service in the main dining room at Posada Gaspar and told that the area was for groups only, then directed to the bar upstairs where we found another couple eating toast and coffee, having … Continue reading

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Uphill all the Way to Rabanal del Camino

NOTE:  Apologies to all who were expecting to follow our trip on a daily basis, but if you haven’t figured it out by this time, I was physically unable to write these posts as they were occurring, due my fatigue … Continue reading

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Through Serene Hills to Astorga

Before long we were climbing out of Santibanez through some dairy farms where some friendly working dogs greeted us to let us know to just keep moving. We did stop to take some pictures of the young calves in their … Continue reading

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