Day 13 – O Farramello to Santiago 12 km – we made it!!

Helen: The last day! Mostly uphill… We left our hostel on dark and pushed from the village of O Faramello back up to the main road. It was absolutely pouring with rain, so we decided to make use of the conveniently located coffee shop for a breakfast cuppa while it got light and the rain…

Day 11 – Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis 22km

Helen: A long and hot day on the road. We started on twilight again and headed into the main part of the city to a beautiful church. We then turned north and began following the main road out of Pontevedra. For us, today was a road bash to dodge some of the forest trails that…

Day 10 – Arcade to Pontevedra 13km

Helen: You know how we said yesterday there were hills? That was nothing compared to today! It also wasn’t forecast to rain until later tonight… Hmm. We left our hostel as twilight began and followed the Camino trail wearing headtorches down to a river crossing. We then began climbing up up up and up following…

Day 9 – Vigo to Arcade 23 km

Helen: A day of hills! Last night we had a significant dump of rain, and we woke up to an overcast and drizzly Vigo. After breakfast in the hostel, we followed the instructions given to us by the hostel on how to get back onto the Camino track… It involved our first big down hill…

Day 8 – Baiona to Vigo 26km

Feeling pretty stiff and sore today – seems like the body shut down after our rest day yesterday. We followed the coast around from Baiona to A Ramallosa, stopping at the first place we found open for a quick coffee on the beachfront. We then spent the rest of the morning following the coastline north,…

Day 7 Biaona 0km

Helen: And on the 7th day we rested! Long sleep in, wandered through town, did a few repairs, drank coffee, ate cheese, slept a bit more. Tonight, we’ll watch the sunset from the iconic Castelo De Montrreal. Lisa: Heaven not to get up early, but Helen was having a laugh at 10.30am πŸ˜‚ we wandered…

Day 6 – A Guarda – Baiona 30km

Given the time difference of one hour in Spain we were keen to make an early start to make the most of an hour earlier sunrise. We were up and out by 6am, expecting twilight and sunrise by 6.30am, only to realise that we’d done the calculation wrong and in fact sunrise was an hour…

Day 5 – Correco to A Guarda 14km

Helen:Today was intended to be a rest day, where we took a leisurely ferry ride across the boarder into Spain. The reality was that we took the train to the ferry, but got off a stop late. So we found ourselves pushing back to Caminha from Lanhelas, an extra 6km on our rest day (and…

Day 4 Moldes – Correco 20km

Helen: Hardest day yet, not only covering difficult terrain but starting to feel the aches and pains of pushing day after day. We left our accommodation in Moldes before sunrise, pushing onto the official Camino de Coasta with headtorches. Shortly, we climbed up up and up to a cathedral. Across cobblestones it was slow going…

Day 3 – FΓ£o to Moldes 17km

Helen: We couldn’t believe it… We slept in over an hour later than expected. It was a foggy morning and still pitch black at 7am so we simply didn’t stir. We quickly got going and made it to Esposende for a coffee break. Today was the first day where we had to take a bit…