This time last year I was getting ready to walk my 4th Camino - the Via de la Plata - starting May.
I spent 30 days walking 1,000km from Seville to Muxia.
I journalled every-day about my experiences, learnings, feelings and the people I met. I’ve now compiled each of those entries...
Day 31 - It’s Time To Move On
Journey: Finisterre > Muxia, 28km
Total Distance: 1,092 / 1,092km (Done 🙏)
Weather: Sun, 17°C
Accommodation: Apartment Vida Muxia.
Lesson: Sometimes it’s time to move on in life.
It’s a strange feeling putting your boots on...
Day 30 - The End of the Road But The Start of A New Journey
Journey: Logoso > Finisterre, 30km
Total Distance: 1,064 / 1,092km
Weather: Sun & Clouds, 17°C
Accommodation: Pension Cabo
Lesson: It may be the end of this road, but life has other magical surprises...
Day 29 - Friendship
Journey: A Peña And Piaxe > Logoso, 27km
Total Distance: 1,031 / 1,092km
Weather: Sun & Clouds, 16°C
Accommodation: Albergue O Logoso
Lesson: Life is about creating meaningful, fun and interesting experiences alongside people we love.
Day 28 - We Walk Together & Crossing the 1,000km Mark
Journey: Santiago > A Peña And Piaxe, 30km
Total Distance: 1,004 / 1,092km
Weather: Morning Sun, Clouds & Rain in the afternoon, 16°C
Accommodation: Albergue Alto da Pena
Lesson: The journey only ends if you...
Day 27 - Arriving in Santiago
Journey: Bandeira > Santiago, 34km
Total Distance: 974 / 974km
Weather: Cloudy, 19°C
Accommodation: Hostal Costa Azul
Lesson: It’s time for new balance.
After 27 days, mostly spent in the solitude of my own company, today was...
Thanks for all the kind comments. Since many people have been with me along the way, from afar I want to share the walk into Santiago with you all live on Facebook from about 2pm Spanish time (GMT+2).
It’ll be posted publicly on my profile, so you’ll be able to follow along even if...
Day 26 - Off-Balance (The Night Before Santiago)
Journey: Oseira > Bandeira, 46km
Total Distance: 940 / 974km
Weather: Cloudy and blue skies, 19°C
Accommodation: Albergue de la Xunta de Bandeira
Lesson: Every day is a good day, but some are better than...
Day 25 - Loneliness
Journey: Ourense > Oseira Monastery, 34km
Total Distance: 898 / 974km (into my final 100km)
Weather: Clouds and some sun, 17°C
Accommodation: Monastery Oseira
Lesson: Loneliness is a feeling. It isn’t much about being physically alone; it’s...
Day 24 - Gratitude
Journey: Vilar de Barrio > Ourense, 36km
Total Distance: 864 / 974km
Weather: Foggy morning followed by clouds, 19°C
Accommodation: Couchsurfing with Iria
Lesson: There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing someone doing what they love...
Day 23 - Mental Baggage
Journey: Campobecerros > Vilar de Barrio, 34km
Total Distance: 828 / 974km
Weather: Warm again; sunshine and clouds, 19°C
Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrino Vilar de Barrio
Lesson: Just because you have baggage doesn't mean you have to...
Day 22 - Childhood
Journey: Lubian > Campobecerros, 44km
Total Distance: 794 / 974km
Weather: Light morning rain and fog, followed by clouds with pockets of sunshine in the afternoon, 15°C
Accommodation: Albergue de Rosario
Lesson: Children know the real secret...
Day 21 - Roll With It
Journey: Puebla de Sanabria > Lubian, 30km
Total Distance: 751 / 974km
Weather: Cloudy, followed by Heavy Rain, 15°C
Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos Lubian
Feeling: Comfortable, fit and healthy 🙂
Lesson: Sometimes you’ve gotta roll with the flow of...
Day 20 - 1 Million Steps
Journey: Mombuey > Puebla de Sanabria, 30km
Total Distance: 722 / 974km
Weather: Cold and cloudy with periods of Sun, 15°C
Accommodation: Albergue Casa Luz
Lesson: The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing - Socrates
Thanks for the response. The blister problems came before the walk to Tabara. In short, I have overused my hiking shoes. Should have replaced them at 1,000km and now they are well into 1,600km. I walked with no problems in them last year on the Del Norte, but add in the extra...