Day 30, Negreira to Olveiroa, Spain Oct 9

21 miles, hilly, breezy, beautiful walking through villages and countryside Walk out of cloud covered valley at 8:15 am.Dairy farms with huge stone barns and houses. Old women herding big blonde dairy cows.Lemon trees with ripe lemonsTraditional dresses, shoes on women. with a cotton dress that sraps around to the front, like an over-all apron.Continue reading “Day 30, Negreira to Olveiroa, Spain Oct 9”

Day 5, September 13, 2008

Irache to Los Arcos10 miles, 600 ft. ascent8:30 a.m. to noon Cloudy, breezy day, pleasant walking through rolling countryside. Castle on hill. Moorish fountain.Huge, round bales of golden hay.Ripe, black grapes in vineyards along path.Bamboo in ravines.Ripe blackberries.Pines, olive groves. Chatted with English couple from Yorkshire again. Stayed at Pension Mali, 35 Euros.My feet acheContinue reading “Day 5, September 13, 2008”

My El Camino Hike in Spain

4,000 ft. ascent, 2,000 ft. descent20 miles. Walk across the border from France into Spain. Oops, I misread the first walk from St. Jean Pied Pont, France into Spain. I was thinking the pass is 1,600 feet elevation. Not so. It is 1,600 cm and the ascent for the day is almost 4,000 feet. ThenContinue reading “My El Camino Hike in Spain”