Camino de Santiago de compostela.

The way of St James.

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To walk the Camino has been on my bucket list for over 40 years. As part of my 60th birthday celebration year I did just that. We walked the camino Ingles ( English way). This is the start point at Ferrol on the north coast of Spain. From left to right:- Lynda, Adrian, Chris, Holly & Sarah.

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The 100 km to Santiago marker

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You can’t get lost walking the Camino as it is well signposted. Follow the yellow arrow & shell  signs all the way.

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It’s 119 km from Ferrol to Santiago. To get the”Credencial Del Peregrino” your Camino passport must be stamped twice a day for the last 100Km of the walk.

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First few days walking you are rewarded with amazing coastal scenery. The route then turns inland ascending through the wooded mountains of this wonderful Galician countryside.

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End of a hard day’s walk, relax and enjoy a beer or two.

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Our walking days.

  • Day 1 Ferrol to Fene
  • Day 2 Fene to Mino
  • Day 3 Mino to Betanzos
  • Day 4 Betanzos to O Meson Do Vento
  • Day 5 O Meson Do Vento to Sigueiro
  • Day 6 Sigveiro to Santiago
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A welcome rest stop on the hottest day of the walk. 28C all uphill.

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We climb 1500ft to the summit in 28c heat.

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12th century church

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Cool earley start we manage a couple of miles before it gets hot.

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With the wooded mountain countryside behind us, we start to descend through open farm land.

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Final day. Santiago.

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Time for a road side snack.

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It wouldn’t be the Camino without a drop of rain.  We like rain, we’re from england.

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Open fields become industrial, which becomes housing as we head to the old part of Santiago.

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Our journey is nearly over as we walk through the old part of Santiago, heading for the cathedral. The blisters and injuries we have picked up along the way are forgotten  as we press on.

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Thousands of people from all over the world walk the Camino de Santiago, for all sorts of reasons. I walked it for the challenge & adventure.

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All pilgrim routes converge at this archway. Which leads to the cathedral square.

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The final shell in the centre of the cathedral square.

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Journey’s end the magnificent cathedral de Santiago 

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Our Camino is over. Time to celebrate & relax.

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119 km in 6 days. We have walked through amazing countryside, up a mountain, paddled in the sea, been rained on, endured high temperatures to reach our goal, and loved very minute  of it.

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The pilgrim office issues us our compostela certificates, and we attend the pilgrim service at the cathedral. Followed by viewing St James tomb.

 

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Buen Camino