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Camino France

CAMINO FRANCES | SALCEDA TO MONDTE DEL GONZO

The day we saw our first glimpse of Santiago DISTANCE:18 miles (lots of exploring today, 41k steps, 29km We started we the day with the best breakfast so far.  Banana, yoghurt, honey, croissants, a mug of coffee and toast. Perfect!! It’s been another wonderful day of Forrest trails. Today the trees looked rather mysterious and…

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CAMINO FRANCES | BOENTE TO SALCEDA

The day we enjoyed a jacuzzi in the middle of nowhere DISTANCE: 12 miles Today was a nice short day. When did 12 miles become a short day?? Anyway, we left Boente around 7.30am in the cold misty weather. We now have milestones on the side of the road with a countdown to Santiago which…

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CAMINO FRANCES | AIREXE TO BOENTE

The day I got shin splints and ate Spanish French toast. DISTANCE: 16.5 miles, 38k steps, 26km SUMMARY I spent most of the day walking side by side with Rachel. We were non stop talking and covered all sorts of topics. It’s good to talk! Julie was on a mission as usual. It’s a bit…

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CAMINO FRANCES | FERRERIOS TO AIREXE

 The day of walking with cows, smiley dog faces, playing leapfrog and saxophone playing. DISTANCE: 18 miles, 41k steps, We no longer see storks nests, but I did see two in a field today! We now see and hear cockerels and chickens everywhere! As I’m typing two cockerels are having a full on the conversation!…

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CAMINO FRANCES | SAMOS TO FERRERIOS

The day of very few cafes, weird tombs and a lovely surprise. DISTANCE: 19.30 miles, 44k steps, 30.5 km Rachel and I left Samos after a long breakfast around 7.30am.  The terrain had its moments of tough uphills and steep descents but overall it was a fairly easy day.  The weather was overcast until late…

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CAMINO FRANCES | FONFRIA TO SAMOS

The day we use the luggage carriage service DISTANCE: 16 miles, 36k steps, 25km SUMMARY I giggled to myself as the host of the hostel turned the main lights on at 6 am as if to say “time to get up folks!” The German guy opposite was sleeping butt naked which was rather disturbing (I…

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CAMINO FRANCES – LAS HERRIAS to FONFRIA

The day Rachel saw a snake!   A Thunderstorm is Brewing! We reluctantly left the Paradise Hotel in the dark at around 6.15am knowing that today would be challenging as we had a mountain to climb.  As we took our first steps onto the road to head into the centre of the village and catch up…

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CAMINO FRANCES – VILLAFRANCA – LAS HERRIAS

The day we escaped a smeggy hostel!!! DAY: Villafranca to Las Herrerias   We left the beautiful town of Villafranca whilst it was still dark.  There was quite a bit of road walking, but the views were spectacular and we were surrounded by woods and trees, with the glimpse of open valleys and an amazing sunrise. …

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CAMINO FRANCES – ACEBO TO VILLAFRANCA

ACEBOK TO VILLAFRANCA ON THE CAMINO

 The day we swam in the river DAY: Acebo to Villafranca It’s 6.30am as I write in my journal and I have been awake for a while.  I even took a long hot shower in the very posh shower block.  This place is more like a five-star hotel than a hostel and we are all making…

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