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DAY 2 CAMINO INGLES | FERROL TO PONTEDUEME

DISTANCE: 21.27 miles, 48k steps, 34km FERROL IS RIDDLED WITH DRUNKS I Left at 6.18am after a hot coffee in my room (love my jet boil).  Ferrol is a big city and the place is riddled with drunks who have not yet made it home! – I am walking in the dark, heading for the…

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DAY 1 | CAMINO INGLES | GATWICK TO FERROL

Day 1 – Gatwick to Ferrol (Northern Spain) The day of Spanish people singing the Proclaimers, no campsites and a lollipop! GATWICK FUN… I open my eyes gradually and glance at my watch. It’s 2.56am and I need to get out of this very comfortable Premier Inn bed in four mins. 3am, and I hit…

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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 – 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 – Rabanal to Acebo

 The One Where We Let Stuff Go… Followed By Pure Pleasure! Just 10 miles today, but talk about being emotionally draining! It was a day of ups and downs, both physically and emotionally as we reached the highest point on the Camino – Le Cruz De Ferro.  I’ll explain what this place symbolises later in…

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Camino Frances – Astorga to Rabanal

The day I held a hawk, had afternoon tea and prayed with Spanish monks Warning: Sorry about the video section of Rachel’s blisters We left the Albergue in Astorga around 8 am feeling disappointed that we hadn’t taken the time to explore this amazing city the previous night.  As Rachel, Sue and I followed the yellow…

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