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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TO PONFERRADA – JUNE 26TH

Today was a great day. No rain, not super hot. It was actually quite chilly for the first 5km this morning and we wore our jackets. After that, warm, but enjoyable. This morning before we started, I used a pin to pop another blister. It stung pretty good under the compeed, but took so much ..
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TO EL ACEBO – JUNE 25TH

Great day. Tiring day, but great day. Throughout the night, the man in the bunk above me talked in his sleep. The first time, he talked for quite awhile. By the time it woke me up, I wasn’t sure what he had said, but a lady in another bunk thought it was hilarious and had ..
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TO EL GANSO – JUNE 24TH

We left our albergue early this morning to head to the bus depot. We decided to bus to Astorga as early as possible, and then walk for the remainder of the day. As soon as we left the albergue, we could tell that something big had gone on the night before. Some sort of festival. ..
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