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Camino Week 4

Day 22 – Villar de Mazarife to Astorga
3 years ago

Day 22 – Villar de Mazarife to Astorga

Back on Day 13, I marched west from Burgos eager to chew through the Camino’s tediously flat Meseta. Following a week and a half of unrelenting wheat, the trail had …
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Day 23 – Astorga to Foncebadón
3 years ago

Day 23 – Astorga to Foncebadón

Balancing the needs of both your body and mind can be tricky. As a reformed (and relapsed) 9-5 office worker, I know how life in a stale bubble can eat …
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Day 24 – Foncebadón to Ponferrada
3 years ago

Day 24 – Foncebadón to Ponferrada

Shortly before travelling to Spain, I found myself idling along Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, savouring my final days in Canada. Buried in the sand, I discovered the most perfectly formed …
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Day 25 – Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo
3 years ago

Day 25 – Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

Maintaining the energy to spread positivity after traipsing a long distance can be challenging. Following a rigorous day, it’s perfectly acceptable to need a few moments to reflect on your …
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Day 26 – Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro
3 years ago

Day 26 – Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro

The Camino Francés’ autonomous communities are well known to thru-hiking pilgrims. Regions include Navarre and Rioja to the east, and Castilla y León (containing the Meseta) through the middle. Each …
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Day 27 – O Cebreiro to Ferreiros
3 years ago

Day 27 – O Cebreiro to Ferreiros

I began my Camino with a goal to push myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. While the latter had been challenged on the trail, I knew I had more in …
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Day 28 – Ferreiros to Ligonde
3 years ago

Day 28 – Ferreiros to Ligonde

After farewelling my long-time hiking buddies in O Cebreiro, I’d expected a mostly solo stroll to the Santiago finish line. Though, I should have realised that a Camino pilgrim is …
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