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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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Camino Primitivo, Day 6

Walked from: Castro Walked to: A Fonsagrada Distance: 19.1km When: 17 October 2019 I was prepared for most things on this trip: that the weather would probably be bad; that there would be a lot of hills; that I would … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 5

Walked from: Berducedo Walked to: Albergue Juvenil, Castro Distance: 23.8km When: 16 October 2019 In a run of luck I know can’t last, but which I am nonetheless grateful for, I yet again got to my hostel this afternoon just … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 4

Walked from: Campiello Walked to: Berducedo Distance: 29.6km When: 15 October 2019 My guide book warns that the ‘Hospitales’ route I walked today is one of the most demanding days of any on the many caminos that crisscross Europe, bound … Continue reading

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