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Sep 13, 2019 - Tooth aches and tentacles.

Sept.13/19 My goodness, not a usual Camino day today...but in many ways emblematic of the Camino De Santiago experience. Doug has been battling a toothache that decided to declare itself with MUCHO dolor and fever in the last 2 days. Having negotiated the world of Spanish chiropractic and massage on our first Camino, he decided to give in and explore the world of dentistry here. The lovely proprietors of our hotel and a nice young couple of Spanish guests also on the Camino, spent a considerable amount of time on the phone trying to help...

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Oct 14, 2018 - Pontevedra - These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do!

‘One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you’ Nancy Sinatra - or walk all over Spain more likely. Today was one of those days ...... When planning this trip, we had limited time so instead of wasting time walking through some of the boring towns or industrial areas, I cheated and cut them out by using trains and busses so we woukd only walk between the interesting towns where the pathway has mostly been away from main roads. So yesterday, Lorna’s maths skills were utilised together with my Broking skills, and we agreed that it...

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Jun 18, 2017 - Day 8 and 9 on the Camino

The days are blurring into each other. It is hard to believe that we have already walked approx. 160kms. JoAnn has had a few feet issues but she has not let them deter her goal to get to Santiago in 3 more days. I've fared surprisingly well with NO blisters still but the heels are starting to feel tender. What has continued to be the biggest challenge is the heat. It has been unrelenting which we are not complaining about since we've been following the weather back home...sorry you're not getting the sun or the hot temperatures! Since we...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Pontevedra, i.e Old Bridge

We leave beautiful Leon to go to Santiago de Compestela. Spain (well the EU) has spent millions of Euros on a super highway system that is in construction for hundreds of miles – everyday we spend at least 10 Euros on toll roads. Today, going into higher elevations, we go into areas of brilliant sunshine to dark clouds and rain – pine trees and stands of eucalyptus trees. The freeway has frequent gold on blue signs with the symbol of the pilgrimage route – a field of stars. As we approach, we see a huge sprawling city and literally...

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