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Day 34 – Vilalba to Baamonde

6/13/17 – 18.6km/11.6mi from Vilalba to Baamonde. It was fairly formulaic today – hike, yoga, food, drink, sleep. So instead, I’m going to talk about the “stages” or “aspects” of the journey. During the last week of our first Camino, we felt real strong. We conditioned ourselves, and endurance was high. So while some members […]

Day 33 – Gontán to Vilalba

6/12/17 – 25.4km/15.8mi from Gontán to Vilalba, with smooth rolling hills. The altitude here in Galicia means that every day, we start off in a cloud of fog. Today’s cloud of fog was so dense, it actually felt like rain, and that means I got to break out “Big Pink,” my ridiculous poncho, again. But, […]

Day 32 – Lourenza to Gontán

6/11/17 – 23.8km/14.8mi from Lourenza to Gontán, with a total of 1300m/4265ft of ascent and descent. Today featured 2 stages. The first was a 2-hour stage from Lourenza to the very pretty town of Mondoñedo that featured a decent climb. After a coffee break, and checking out the gorgeous Mondoñedo town center and Cathedral, we […]

Day 31 – Ribadeo to Lourenza

6/10/17 -29.3km/18.2mi from Ribadeo to Lourenza, with a total of 1405m/4610ft of ascent and descent. After our rest day at the beach, I felt great this morning and it just felt “right” to begin walking. It might sound crazy – but after doing this for 30 days, it feels more weird to sleep in and […]

Day 29-30 – La Caridad to Ribadeo

6/8/17-6/9/17 – 25.9/16.1mi from La Caridad to Ribadeo, and then a “rest day” in Ribadeo. The walk to Ribadeo was nice but long, our feet pounding the pavement a solid 16 miles. Aside from a nice lunch stop in Tapia, we walked through farms and along roads. There wasn’t all that much to the hike apart […]

Day 28 – Luarca to La Caridad

6/7/17 – 33.3km/20.7mi from Luarca to La Caridad, with about 1313m/4310ft of ascent and descent. We knew today would be long so we got up and shuffled out early from Luarca. It was another day of mixed forest, farm, and road walking, with nothing really spectacular. We walked under a major highway and marveled at […]

Day 27 – Cadavedo to Luarca

6/6/17 – 26km/16.2mi overall from Cadavedo, to Luarca, with only 1-2 major climbs. The actual walk was fairly short, but I loved Luarca so much that I walked for several miles all around it for photos and sightseeing, bringing my daily mileage fairly high. The day began with a leisurely exit from awesome Casa Carín […]

Day 26 – Soto de Luiña to Cadavedo

6/5/17 – 23.9km/14.9mi from Soto de Luiña to Cadavedo, with about 1524m/5000ft of total ascent & descent. Today was technically shorter and had less climbing and descent than yesterday. But, every climb and drop was super steep. As a beloved character from “Rick and Morty” would say, “ooooooooo-weeeeeee” – it was tough! Today we were […]

Day 25 – Muros de Nalon to Soto de Luiña

6/4/17 – 25.9km/16.1mi from Muros de Nalón to Soto de Luiña, with about 1700m/5577ft of total ascent & descent. After yesterday’s rain festival, today was one of the loveliest days we’ve had on the entire trip. Sunny but not too hot, great views, beautiful paths, and manageable ups and downs. Muros de Nalón’s claim to […]

Day 24 – Avilés to Muros de Nalon

6/3/17 – 25.9km/16.1mi from Avilés to Muros de Nalón Our larger group stayed in different places last night so today Team Vegas and Wooju headed out early while David, Keith and I brought up the rear. We woke up and prepared for a full day of rain – but at least that allowed me to put […]

Day 23 – Gijón to Aviles

6/2/17 – 30km/18.6mi from Gijón to Avilés. Today had one big climb and was otherwise flat but relatively ugly walking through industrial and suburban areas. On the Camino Francès in 2014, The entrances to cities were ugly and industrial. On this one, almost every time we entered a city, it’s been to magnificent views of […]

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