Arriving in Santiago de Compostela: the Camino has ended!

The last few days of walking have been fatiguing for me but there has been a huge sensation of our destination being within reach. Today is a joyous occasion because we scurried into the town of Santiago just in time to attend the famous Pilgrim Mass in the Cathedral with the Botafumeiro swinging at 70 kms per hour.   Comments on the last five days Day … Continue reading Arriving in Santiago de Compostela: the Camino has ended!

Camino Days Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve: Puebla de Sanabria to Xunqueria de Ambia

  Day Nine We walked about 30kms from Puebla de Sanabria to Lubian. A significant part of the walking track was diverted to the side of the highway due to road construction. The last 6kms or so was a very pretty, grassyrack heading into mountainous country. Lots of trees and a beautiful entrance into the small village of Lubian built into the side of a … Continue reading Camino Days Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve: Puebla de Sanabria to Xunqueria de Ambia

Camino Days Six, Seven and Eight: Santa Marta de Croya to Puebla de Sanabria

  Day Six This was the most beautiful walking track we had experienced so far. A 28 km walk following a river to the town of Rionegro del Puente. Lots of trees, bushes with bright yellow and red flowers and many gilder rose trees. As we crossed a bridge into Rionegro we met an elderly lady (82) who was thrilled to answer our questions about … Continue reading Camino Days Six, Seven and Eight: Santa Marta de Croya to Puebla de Sanabria

Camino Days Three Four and Five: Zamora to Santa Croya de Tera

Day Three Leaving the town of Zamora early (and with difficulty locating signposts) we walked a long and torturous 34 kms or so on another hot day. The walking trail was not a pretty on this section and new roads constructed had unexpectedly added extra distance to the walk and sent us, frustratingly, in circles at various points. Very few other peregrinos walked with us … Continue reading Camino Days Three Four and Five: Zamora to Santa Croya de Tera

Camino Days One and Two : Salamanca to Zamora

      Day One From Salamanca to El Cubo del Vino was a long first day (about 36 kms) but we arrived at our destination just as the heat became very trying at about 2.30pm. We were very tired so it was great to see the village appear in the distance. Our albergue for the night was surprisingly pleasant. We had our own room, very … Continue reading Camino Days One and Two : Salamanca to Zamora

Getting ready for our first Spanish Camino in May 2015

Giulio and I are now into countdown mode for our trip to Spain departing Adelaide on May 2, 2015. We will be away for four and a half weeks with the main highlight being a walk of about three weeks along half of the Via de la Plata ( a 1,000 kilometre trek beginning in Seville) We plan to start in Salamanca and finish  in Santiago de … Continue reading Getting ready for our first Spanish Camino in May 2015