Day Four

Our walk this morning was one of our shorter ones, 10.2 km winding up from the coast, then along the river before heading up into the loveliest eucalyptus groves – oh, how I wish I could share that smell along with my words and pictures! I am loving our little encounters along the way, strangers…

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Day Three

Today was an easier day, especially since climbing up to our hotel yesterday meant that we were already well on our way up the infamous hill leading out of Pontedeume. Once at the top, our path lead through forests and fields, where these raised granaries are a common sight in Galicia. We met up with…

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Day Two

Day Two, from Neda to Pontedeume, was hard. An unexpected diversion and a very steep climb up to our hotel at the end of the day left me reeling. The path lead through forests and farmland, as well as through fragrant eucalyptus groves. And it was also beautiful, as high climbs usually give stunning vistas.

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Camino, Day One

Out of the city to walk along the edges of Ferrol estuary to Neda. Finding the starting point was quite emotional – we are enjoying looking for the yellow arrows that guide us on our way… it’s like a Spanish treasure hunt. The scenery and landmarks are old and beautiful; people are friendly and wish…

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A Coruña

After an easy arrival and a noisy night, we went out for a walk around the old harbour, enjoying the views of the beach and Lighthouse of Hércules before stopping for coffee and a tortilla. We also visited the Igrexa Castrense de San Andres where we came face to face with Saint Modesta whom we…

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The Camino Calls!

Long-time readers will be aware of my penchant for pilgrimage. I don’t know why or when it started, but I know the exact moment that it shifted from Nice Idea to Let’s Go. Jeff and I were in Santiago de Compastela with Labyrinth Lady, Lisa Moriarty, travelling as researchers in search of Spanish labyrinths some…

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Vintage Blooms

We have a potted echinopsis cactus in our garden that is almost as old as we are. This year it has excelled itself – last night 13 flowers opened simultaneously, to create this splendid spectacle.

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Garden Wonders

The sun caught this bracken fungus growing on an ash tree at the bottom of our garden this morning, showing us that magic and wonder are never far away.

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