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About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.

Camino Primitivo, Day 13

Walked from: Pedrouzo Walked to: Santiago de Compostela Distance: 19km When: 24 October 2019 My day started early. After lying in my bunk, unable to sleep as the small room’s two champion snorers duked it out for pole position, I … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 12

Camino Primitivo, Day 12 Walked from: Melide Walked to: Pedrouzo Distance: 33km When: 23 October 2019 The mission today was about one thing and one thing only – to eat up as many of the 52kms that stood between me … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 11

Walked from: Ferreira Walked to: Melide Distance: 21.7km When: 22 October 2019 The Camino Primitivo meets with its famous sibling, the Camino Frances (which is what most people think of, if they do at all, when they talk about the … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 10

Walked from: Lugo Walked to: Ferreira Distance: 22.4 When: 21 October 2019 (Image: Helen and Florentino) The landscape I’m walking through has changed. It’s less mountainous, less wild – in fact, much of today looked a lot like the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 9

Walked from: Castroverde Walked to: Lugo Distance: 22km When: 20 October 2019 I had an entirely inappropriate fit of the giggles this afternoon in the cathedral in Lugo; I suspect the half a bottle of red wine and the liquor … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 8

Walked from: Cádavo Baleira Walked to: Castroverde Distance: 8km When: 19 October 2019 (Image: leaving Castroverde) It’s rained a lot so far on this trip. And that’s ok – I’m English, I have the wet weather gear. But there was … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 7

Walked from: A Fonsagrada Walked to: Cádavo Baleira Distance: 26.3km When: 18 October 2019 I’ve had the most extraordinarily interesting, rain-filled, mist-shrouded day. Things started off pretty much as normal; I left at around 8.15am and it was still as … Continue reading

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