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Day 50 and 51 – Santiago

Day 50 and 51 – Santiago

Date: 21st and 22nd October 2018 Even though our Camino has ended, the sun still rose on Sunday morning and we awoke early to watch its spectacular colours. We watched the sunrise from the same spot that we watched the sun set the night before – being on a rocky outcrop that juts into the sea has its advantages. We shared a cab with Deb and Chris back to Santiago and then retrieved our suitcases from the storage area  to…

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Day 49 – Lires to Muxía

Day 49 – Lires to Muxía

Date: 20 October 2018 Departure Time:  08:48 am Arrival Time: 12:15 pm Distance: 15 kms Cumulative Distance: 924.2 kms Percentage Completed: 100 % Accommodation: Hostal La Cruz Weather: Sunny but cool – 17 degrees Today was our final day of walking after having left  St Jean Pied de Port 7 weeks ago. It really was quite surreal. The walk was only 15 kilometres, and for the main part was pleasant but unremarkable. However, once we reached the rugged coastline near…

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Day 48 – Finisterre to Lires

Day 48 – Finisterre to Lires

Date: 19 October 2018 Departure Time: 09:20 am Arrival Time: 1:30 pm Distance: 13 kms + 1.5 kilometres for coastal deviation Cumulative Distance: 909.2 kms Percentage Completed: 98.37 % Accommodation: As Eiras Weather: Sunny with some clouds, windy – 20 degrees The weather was again beautiful, although very windy. Most of the day’s walking was on trails through pine forests, which were very enchanting. We were also blessed with some beautiful views of the rugged coastline. There has been a…

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Day 47 – Cee to Finisterre

Day 47 – Cee to Finisterre

Date: 18 October 2018 Departure Time: 08:45 am Arrival Time: 1:20 pm Distance: 14 kms + 7 kms to Faro de Finisterre Cumulative Distance: 896.2 kms Percentage Completed: 96.97 % Accommodation: Hotel Tematico Do Banco Azul Weather: Sunny with a few cloudy periods – 17 degrees Today we were rewarded with sunshine and ideal walking conditions. The walk to Finisterre was perhaps the most beautiful that we had walked the whole Camino. What was especially nice was having ever approaching…

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Day 46 – Oliveiroa to Cee

Day 46 – Oliveiroa to Cee

Date: 17 October 2018 Departure Time: 08:23 am Arrival Time: 1:30 pm Distance: 18 kms Cumulative Distance:882.2 Percentage Completed: 95.45 % Accommodation: Pensión Beiramar Weather: Light showers progressing to rain – 14 degrees We left the lovely hamlet of Olveiroa hopeful of a reasonably fine day so as we could get a beautiful view of the the coastline as we walked towards it. Five hours and twenty kilometres later, we arrived in Cee as drowned rats in steady rain and…

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Day 45 – Negreria to Olveiroa

Day 45 – Negreria to Olveiroa

Date: 16 October 2018 Departure Time: 11:30 am Arrival Time: 12MD Distance: 33 kms Cumulative Distance: 864.2 kms Percentage Completed: 93.5 % Accommodation: As Pias Weather: Early morning fog, beautiful sunny day – 17 degrees Yesterday we asked what the word for “taxi” was in Spanish. We found out it was “taxi” , so we ordered one.  Whilst physically we are going very well, we really didn’t want to risk a 35 kilometre day and were quite happy to have…

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Day 44 – Santiago – Negreira

Day 44 – Santiago – Negreira

Date: 15 October 2018 Departure Time: 08:30 am Arrival Time: 1:40 pm Distance: 22 kms Cumulative Distance: 831.2 kms Percentage Completed: 90.03 % Accommodation: Hotel Millan Weather: Light to moderate rain – 15 degrees Well, we started off in the rain today. It was a shock to the system, but after six weeks of almost perfect weather, we could hardly complain. The rain was not heavy and actually made for really lovely walking, particularly through the forest areas. Now that…

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Day 43 – Rest Day – Santiago

Day 43 – Rest Day – Santiago

Date: 14 October 2018 Accommodation: Smart Boutique Hotel Literario San Bieito Weather: Cloudy early, sunny periods in the afternoon Today was a rest day in Santiago. Being a rest day means doing the laundry, and we eventually found a laundromat that was open after initially falling into the trap of expecting premises to open at their displayed times. We also went to the Pilgrim museum which was great value for money as it has free entry on a Sunday. It…

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Day 42 – O Pedrouzo to Santiago

Day 42 – O Pedrouzo to Santiago

Date: 13 October 2018 Departure Time: 07:30 am Arrival Time: 11:30 am Distance: 20.5 kms Cumulative Distance: 809.2 kms Percentage Completed: 85.55 % Accommodation: Smart Boutique Hotel Literario San Bieito Weather: Cool, overcast – 17 degrees Today was our final 20 kilometre leg into Santiago. The weather forecast was for rain later in the morning, so we started the day very early in the dark. With the overcast skies, tree canopies and shortening Spanish days, it was almost 2 hours…

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Day 41 – Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

Day 41 – Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

Date: 12 October 2018 Departure Time: 07:48 am Arrival Time: 12:30 pm Distance: 19 kms Cumulative Distance: 788.7 kms Percentage Completed: 85.33 % Accommodation: Pensión a Solaina Weather: Overcast, windy at times – 17 degrees Today was a day of reasonably pretty but easy paths, lots of pilgrims and few challenges. We walked 20  kilometres to O’Pedrouzo today and look forward to finishing the Camino Frances tomorrow. After a rest day in Santiago on Sunday, we will commence the Camino…

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