The day spent in Porto ❤️

I have a list of places that I want to see before I die. To be honest, Porto was never on my list but I’m SO thankful that we got to experience it today. I definitely want to come back. We spent the day wandering the twisty cobblestone streets. We poked into little shops, admiring ..
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After hours and hours and hours… we arrived in Porto! ❤️

After 4 years of waiting and planning, our second Camino has finally arrived! This time – the Portugues route starting in Porto, Portugal and finishing once again in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. On Saturday, Karis and I flew from Edmonton to Abbotsford to meet my Mom. The following morning we boarded a WestJet plane in ..
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THE DAY SPENT IN SANTIAGO – JULY 4TH

What a wonderful day. We slept in until nearly 9:00, took our time getting ready. No need to pack up our packs and load them onto our backs. No need for wool socks or boots. I had a new, clean shirt to wear that I had bought yesterday and so did Mom and Karis. We ..
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TO SANTIAGO – JULY 3RD

Today was the day! Just like every other morning we awoke in our albergue and packed our sleeping bags and liners. We sorted through our clothes, smelling them all to find the least stinky ones to wear for the day. The only noticeable difference for Karis and I up until this point, was putting on ..
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TO MONTE DEL GOZO – JULY 2ND

As I type this, I am laying in a top bunk of an albergue overlooking Santiago. We can see it. It’s right there. After all this time. Tomorrow, we will earn our Compestella. We estimate that we are approximately 5km from the cathedral. We need to be out of our albergue by 8:00, and will ..
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TO SALCEDA – JULY 1ST

There are pros and cons to staying in private and municipal albergues. The municipals are strict with their quiet times, while the private are not. The municipals generally (not always) will have many people in one large room, while the Privates have smaller rooms with fewer people. Last night we stayed in a private. We ..
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TO MELIDE – JUNE 30TH

As we walked today, the blog entered my mind a few times. What will I write about? Nothing really exciting is happening today. Looking back, nothing ‘exciting’ is still enjoyable. We had some quiet moments today. We walked 29km which marked today as a tie as one of our longest walking days. We made almost ..
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TO VENTAS DE NARON – JUNE 29TH

We were concerned that it would be quite rainy today. Not so. The weather was perfect. Nice and cool in the morning, that pretty well continued most of the day. A few sunny patches, and a bit of rain. Really, perfect walking weather. If we could have this the last few days, we will be ..
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TO FERREIROS – JUNE 28TH

Throughout the night last night, the wind howled. We needed to be at the bus stop by 6:45 and hurried in the dark albergue room to collect our things, and head out into the wind. It was cool, and we weren’t dressed great yet. It was supposed to be quiet time until 6:30 in the ..
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TO FONFRIA – JUNE 27TH

Another good day! Hard to believe we only have just over a week left. We decided that we would bus today to Triacastela, and then walk to 5km (ish) before Sarria. To qualify for your Compestella, you must walk the last 100km into Santiago and Sarria is about 110-115km ahead. When we arrived at the ..
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