Camino de Santiago – Day 22

Camino de Santiago – Day 22
Walked from: Ambasmestas
Walked to: Triacastela
Date: 24 October 2017
Distance: 34km


I didn’t mean to walk as far as I did today, but the walking was so bloody glorious that it was a bit addictive. I’d finished yesterday fairly early on, a bit grumpy with having to walk along the road. But refreshed from a night (and a lot of sleep) in the lovely little casa rural, I enjoyed my early morning tour through the series of interwoven villages that lead you to the start of the climb up – and out – of Spain’s largest region (Castilla y León) and into Galicia.


The guide book warns of steep ascents and descents in the section I walked today, but anyone who has walked the South West Coast Path would laugh at their idea of steep. This was so easy in comparison. The weather was perfect – clear and sunny, warm (once the sun properly got going) but with a cooling breeze. And wow… it was beautiful. I felt a real sense of privilege to be out walking in those surroundings, and in such perfect conditions, today. In fact, the biggest problem I’ve got is whittling down the photos I put on my blog to just three. One of the very best days of walking I’ve ever had 😁😁😁


About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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2 Responses to Camino de Santiago – Day 22

  1. Andrew Taylor says:

    Wonderful following you. Laura and I plus Steve and Jules had a great 2 weeks working North on the Portuguese / Spanish Camino to Santiago last year. Its a beautiful part of the world. Well done you x

    • silkakt says:

      Thank you! It’s lovely to know you’re still following me and that you’re all still out there walking too. I’m considering walking the Portuguese route – would you recommend it?

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