Berry and Rhubarb Gin - Pink Rhubarb Gin Inspired by my friend Sue's dabbling in flavoured gins, (I had to sample a few to be sure), and my success with my sloe gin last winter, I decided to be adventurous and try out a few other varieties. Sure what could go wrong? So after … Continue reading Berry & Rhubarb Gin anyone?
We started the day with me grabbing a quick coffee and leaving Tom at breakfast while I went for my appointment for a leg and foot massage at 10am. We had a car booked to drive to Finisterre and onto Portugal (to get our first cache there) but we had nothing concrete and no hotels … Continue reading Camino- Day 9 – 25th May 2018 – And Cut!
Today was the easiest day of all Meeting other perigrionos in the morning to group apply for our Compostelas. We went to Mass in the Cathedral and were delighted when the botafumerio was swung by the cloaked monks at the end of Mass. this only done on Holy Days or if it is paid for … Continue reading Camino- Day 8 – 24th May 2018 – Santiago
We arrived 👍 💪 🚶♀️ 🚶🏻♂️ Day 7 arrival in Santiago Our last day of walking. We Started 8am. We had a very light breakfast at the pension of coffee and a slice of toast. €3.50 each extra & not worth it. The guy did put on bagpipes for us - blaring!! “Ireland yea!!” Yea … Continue reading Camino- Day 7 – 23rd May 2018 – O Pedroza to Santiago – last day walking.
I pondered whether to post this or not, I didn’t want to get political with this blog but I feel it’s only fair to share my thoughts on today as I did about other days. So I decided to record it but post separately. Today I thought a lot about the referendum facing my country … Continue reading Camino – Supplement blog post for Day 6.
The penultimate day dawned and it was very misty. We had vouchers for breakfast in the restaurant belonging to the hotel, which was on the way and about a three-minute walk. We arrived around 8 having packed up and leaving our bags in the room as instructed (and once again hoping to see them later … Continue reading Camino- Day 6 – 22nd May 2018 – Arzúa to Arca / O Pedroza
Early start: 8.33am, after breakfast in hotel. €5 We met the Irish sisters again as we walked up the town and went with them into the ”Cathedral San Pedro” - we had a quick look and left them there. Nice stained glass in the door. We had also stopped at a little church ⛪ in the … Continue reading Camino- Day 5 – 21st May 2018 -Melide to Arzúa
As we had a shorter day today we allowed ourselves a bit of a lazy start. After a continental breakfast, we were on the road at 9.45am. Another lovely morning. We have been so lucky, so far, with the weather, I imagine this would be a very, very different experience in the rain. We had … Continue reading Camino- Day 4 – 20th May 2018 – Palais do Rei to Melide
So today was always going to be the hardest day, and I really hope that was it 😱 We started off 8.10am after a good breakfast. The climb up out of the valley through the woods was steep and rough, and certainly warmed us up. There was a low lying fog or haze which had … Continue reading Camino- Day 3 – 19th May 2018 – Portomarin to Palas de Rei.
Well, we started the morning with a fab breakfast at Dawns. Highly recommend this Airbnb for value for money, (no charge for the pick up/ drop off or the lovely tapas and wine last night) - they were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. Steve brought us to drop our bags this morning … Continue reading Camino Day 2 – 18th May 2018
Well we’re off. Not half the training done that I had planned and hoped but sure how hard can it be? I’ve been talking about this for years so at last I’m attempting it. It’ll be an awesome experience for sure. It’s only 6 days walking right? It’s only average of 20k a day and … Continue reading Camino- Day 1 – 17th May 2018