Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 33, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Salceda to Santiago (19.08 miles/30.72 kms) Well, today was it, the day I made it to Santiago de Compostela! A long day and not without its challenges, and one really weird one. I finished the Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, 445 miles (my actual walking miles), at 2:00 pm today! Interesting, I looked back at …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 32, Monday, June 11, 2018

Melide to A Salceda (17.14 miles/27.60 kms) Today was going to be questionable day to see if I was well enough and had enough energy to walk. I woke up feeling a little better, a good sign, but I still wanted to be cautious. I got up at 6:00 and started out the door by …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 31, Sunday, June 10, 2018

Melide (Zero Day) Stayed in bed most of yesterday afternoon and had hoped to just watch something on Netflix to pass the time but the WiFi at the pension and the cell phone service were both weak and I wasn't able to connect. I wasn't feeling well when I went to sleep and figured I …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 30, Saturday, June 9, 2018

Plasa de Rei to Melide (10.27 miles/16.53 kms) Today was a tough day, no question about that! I went to bed early and woke up not feeling real well and a little feverish, the opposite of what I’d hoped. I started out not having any real energy. Fortunately the Camino started off downhill and was …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 29, Friday, June 8, 2018

Portomarin to Plasa de Rei (16.59 miles/26.71 kms) Today was going to be a questionable day for me as I was not sure how far I could walk. It all was depended on how I was feeling and how much energy I had still feeling sick this morning. I went to bed early in hopes …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 28, Thursday, June 7, 2018

Portomarin (Zero Day) Today I woke not feeling well again, and a little feverish, and decided to stay in Portomarin one more day. Other than walking a few hundred feet for lunch and dinner I laid in bed all day and just watched movies on Netflix. Just walking those few hundred feet I felt fatigued. …

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Camino de Santiago/Camino Francis, Day 27, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Portomarin (Zero Day) I woke up this morning not feeling well and decided I needed a day or two of rest. As I saw and heard the pilgrims leaving, I felt like a kid that's home sick looking out the window and seeing all the other kids outside playing and wishing I could go out …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 26, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sarria to Portomarin (14.00 miles/22.54 kms) Today was a fairly short day as far as mileage, but it was a challenging long day for me overall. Of all things I am sick! I felt like I was catching something last night, and this morning it was confirmed. I woke up not feeling well and coughing, …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 25, Monday, June 3, 2018

Fonfria to Sarria (22.00 miles/35.42 kms) Today was going to be a short day, especially after the challenging day I had yesterday, but it didn’t turn out to be short. I ended up in Sarria after trekking twenty-two miles today. I started out the door around seven-thirty after a good night’s sleep. Yesterday was the …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 24, Sunday, June 3, 2028

Las Herrerias to Fonfria (18.00 miles/28.98 kms) Today was a long and challenging day, most of which was walking uphill in cold, foggy, and rainy weather. I left at 7:30 to make sure I would be climbing the longest stretch in the cool of the morning to the top at O Cebreiro. The sky was …

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