It has been over a week since we arrived in Santiago de Compostela and after winding our way by car from Finisterre on the west coast of Spain along the northern coast through the towns of Muxia, Ribadeo, Gijon, Ribadesella, Bilbao and San Sebastian, we turned south to Zaragoza and finally to the Monestary in […]

Day 24 – Boente > O Pedrouzo (~27km)

The accumulated fatigue in our bodies was felt today; not our longest walk by distance but due to our relatively slow pace, our longest time on our feet.We are now less than 20 km from Santiago and have put over 500km behind us. Planning to spend an extra day in Santiago to let it all […]

Day 23 – Palais de Rei > Boente (~20km)

It’s hard to believe that we now consider a 20km hike through the rolling hills of Galicia, an ‘easy’ day when three short weeks ago we struggled to walk much more than 10km. Santiago is almost in sight with less than 45km to go and our bodies have fully adapted to our daily routine. Over […]

Day 22 – Portomarin > Palais de Rei (~26km)

The kids were feeling great this morning and started the day at an unusually quick pace. Renee has been nursing sore knees so we let them take the lead while I stayed in between to keep an eye on them. They spent the first 6 km chatting with each other and with pilgrims (most of […]

Day 21 – Sarria > Portomarin (~22km)

We have been extremely fortunate to enjoy unseasonably warm, dry weather in Galicia the past few days. We made our way out of Sarria in the fog this morning and immediately noticed all the new pilgrims who had joined the Camino overnight. Most were extremely kind so there we no shortage of new people to […]

Day 20 – Triacastela > Sarria

Today we enjoyed a relatively easy stroll into Sarria. The walk was mostly through rolling hills with few residents except a few remaining small dairy farms.The kids are becoming Camino celebrities with new people approaching us everyday asking if we are the family from Canada (word has spread along the Way) and some even ask […]

Day 19 – La Faba > Triacastela (~27km)

Our longest day on the Camino took us up and over O’Cebreiro and through a few more steep ascents before a long steady descent into Triacastela, the first town we’ll sleep in while in the region of Galicia. Total elevation gain and loss of almost 2000 meters was challenging but we managed to complete the […]