Day 31, Olveiroa to Fisterre, Spain Oct. 10

My last day of a 550 mile walk across northern Spain on the Way of St. James Pilgrimage.   21 miles, hilly along the coast. 8 am to 2:30 pm. Going to the Coast of Death, as it is known for the many shipwrecks off this coast. 1987 was the last shipwreck. Dip in theContinue reading “Day 31, Olveiroa to Fisterre, Spain Oct. 10”

Day 26, Palas dei Rei to Arzua, Spain Oct 5, 2008

17 miles. 1,350 ft. ascent, 1,300 ft. descent. 8:30 am to 2 pm Clear blue skies, crisp and breezy. Perfect for walking in my long-sleeve shirt. Now in the Galacia region, where James the Apostle of Jesus, preached the Gospel for 30 years. This is documented evidence. After 30 years he went back to visitContinue reading “Day 26, Palas dei Rei to Arzua, Spain Oct 5, 2008”

Day 25, Barbadelo to Portomarna, Spain, Oct. 3, 2008

12 miles, 1,700 ascent and 2,000 descent. 8 am to 12:30 pm Cool, lovely walking day. Crowing roosters Hamlets of old stone farms Wicker corn crib with thatched roof Stone corn cribs, raised on stone pillars Tiny chapels Clucking hens Vegetable gardens Traditional dress of locals, all women wear skits, with smocks over them. Ripe,Continue reading “Day 25, Barbadelo to Portomarna, Spain, Oct. 3, 2008”

Day 23, Las Herrerias to Triacastle, Spain. Oct. 1

16 miles, 1,300 feet ascent and descent. 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Begin with a steep grade along a stream. Emerald green fields, trees along the stream. Cows taken out to graze for the day by an older man or woman.  Another day of walking with Roberto. “Good companions make short miles.” His girlfriend isContinue reading “Day 23, Las Herrerias to Triacastle, Spain. Oct. 1”

Day 22, Cacabelos to Los Herrerias, Sept 30, 2008

17 miles, 1, 500 ft. ascent, 8 am to 3 pm Gorgeous fall day with blue skies. Leaves are starting to turn to yellows and reds. Climbing into the Sierra de Ancares mountains. Women in peasant garb in trucks going out to pick grapes, wearing peasant scarves and dresses. In the mountains a woman inContinue reading “Day 22, Cacabelos to Los Herrerias, Sept 30, 2008”