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Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño
12 months ago

Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño

A long-distance adventure requires certain basics to be done right; hikers must be in shape, pack smart, have an itinerary in mind and notify others of your plans, just to name …
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Day 8 – Logroño to Nájera
1 year ago

Day 8 – Logroño to Nájera

The repetitive nature of long-distance hiking can disrupt the mental stability of even the most level-headed trekker – left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot; the routine will question …
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Day 9 – Nájera to Grañón
1 year ago

Day 9 – Nájera to Grañón

Before commencing my Camino, I approached long-distance hiking as a generally isolated exercise. My solo hike along South Australia’s Heysen Trail taught me that uninterrupted periods locked in my own head …
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Day 10 – Grañón to Belorado
1 year ago

Day 10 – Grañón to Belorado

I’d seen more wheat fields in the last week than I had in the previous 30 years of living in and around South Australia’s agricultural hub of the Barossa Valley. …
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Day 11 – Belorado to Agés
1 year ago

Day 11 – Belorado to Agés

While I’d suffered my fair share of bedraggled hiking over the past few years, I’d never begun any day with a pulsating fever and little to no sleep. After a …
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Day 12 – Agès to Burgos
1 year ago

Day 12 – Agès to Burgos

After drinking my bodyweight in electrolytes and overcoming a challenging uphill hike, my body, and, more importantly, my head felt replenished. While a change of perspective was the key contributor …
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Day 13 – Burgos to San Bol
1 year ago

Day 13 – Burgos to San Bol

I’d met some incredible human beings over the first two weeks of the Camino Francés; in particular, our regular walking party. We’d bonded over delicious local delicacies, enlightening multicultural conversations …
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Day 14 – San Bol to Itero de la Vega
1 year ago

Day 14 – San Bol to Itero de la Vega

After two weeks on the Camino de Santiago, I’d witnessed the many and varied facial manifestations from the trail; new faces, familiar faces, cheerful faces, reflective faces, exhausted faces. Over …
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Day 15 – Itero de la Vega to Villalcázar de Sirga
1 year ago

Day 15 – Itero de la Vega to Villalcázar de Sirga

I began my Camino with a secret side-mission: to grasp the Spanish language and become ‘fluent’ by the time I finished the walk in Santiago de Compostela. However, by Day …
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Day 16 – Villalcázar de Sirga to Ledigos
1 year ago

Day 16 – Villalcázar de Sirga to Ledigos

Long-distance walks offer up insightful revelations in the most unsuspecting places. Epiphanies can materialise while climbing over soaring mountains, weaving amongst ancient forests or venturing along wild coastal pathways; Day …
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