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  • donalomahony
    Day 5: Monforte de Lemos to Chantada, 30 km After having stamped my credential, I passed the bar Puente Romano mentioned in the guide. It was closed the evening before, but open now, so I popped in for a coffee. Sadly, it turned out to be a...
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    Now, for a more detailed account of each of the stages… I was delighted to see maps of the Invierno and a list of albergues on the information board in the albergue in Ponferrada! When the hospitaleros heard that I was going on this route, they...
  • donalomahony
    Why the Invierno: I had two weeks for a walk (my Christmas vacation + the Russian winter holidays), I wanted to finish in Santiago, and I didn’t want to walk the Frances this time (personal reasons: last spring, I started the Camino from Paris...
  • donalomahony
    Following with interest ! It is a very quiet, yet for you, a mild time of the year to be walking in Irish countryside. No, the scenery is not at its best. Bare trees, a permanently wet and muddy track, with little by the way of flowers or even...
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    Breakfast in this part of the world is a hefty meal indeed. For most people it's a heart attack on a plate; for the pilgrim facing a long day of physical effort it's just what the doctor ordered. Pork sausages, bacon, eggs, potato cake, soda...
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    It is not only the seasonal frogs as mentioned by Scruffy above that can make El Burgo Ranero a special stop but also the chance encounter of a special hospitalera in winter. November 2014 trudging on from Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero was COLD...
  • donalomahony
    One thing that can be said in favour of St Patrick's Way is that getting to the starting point is a great deal more straightforward than trailing down to SJPP. I arrived at Dublin Airport this morning, and found an express 'bus (Translink, £10...
  • donalomahony
    My job involves a considerable amount of international travel. Disruptive though this often is to my home life, it does afford me the very occasional opportunity to take a couple of days en route to one assignment or another and put in a little...
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    @kazrobbo Greetings. I left Canterbury on April 1st last year and walked to Brindisi. I am not sure about Danilo. The day I arrived (30th May) I had connected with three other people, and we travelled together. I think though he was heading back...
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    donalomahony liked timr's post in the thread Differences.
    @DowtyCamino Greetings Mark I have walked Camino Frances several times and VIa Francigena from Canterbury to Rome (and on to Brindisi) last year. [BTW I don't think there are any rules;) about abbreviations, but hereabouts CF usually means...

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