These are the last two days on our trek westward across Spain. Our first day takes us along a brief 12-kilometre coastal walk to Finisterre, our destination for the day. After checking in at the austere Hotel Finisterre, we head off for an afternoon stroll to Cabo Fisterra. This was the western tip of the... Continue Reading →
Today we will walk a leisurely 22 kilometres through the heart of Galicia, a region with strong Celtic roots and its own distinct language, Galician, a cross-cultural mix of Spanish and Portuguese, the region’s southern neighbor. Winding our way through the hilly countryside, the unique qualities of Galician architecture reveal themselves. It is a largely... Continue Reading →
Yesterday we surmounted the highest point on our journey. Today it is all downhill, a leisurely 21-kilometre hike to the modest village of Triacastella. Here, it is all about the scenery. Rolling clouds lap distant hills carpeted with the rusty hues of late fall. The air is cool and moist. Damp forests close in around... Continue Reading →
Walking the Camino de Santiago: Days 23 & 24. Our journey takes us through the lush Bierzo vineyards to Villafranca del Bierzo and up to the mountaintop village of O'Cebreiro.
Styxx, our greyhound/lurched continues his vacation, leaving Banff, heading to Vancouver and back to Kelowna in the Okanagan Wine district.
It was the type of day on the Camino that you wish would never end. The sun soaked us in warmth, demanding that we remove our zippered pant legs as we plied the gentle slopes on our walk to Estella. Along the way, history entertained us, first with the medieval hilltop village of Cirauqui, its... Continue Reading →