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Recent content by LynnT

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    Where is this on the Camino?

    Santa Catalina de Somoza, after leaving Astorga.
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    Virtual Camino Virtual walk on the VdlP (planning while in confinement)

    I also saw signs like this after Burgos. I learned that they are BTT trail markers (mountain bike trail markers).
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    Denise Thiem - Five Years "In Memoriam"

    And Denise's family is thinking about Spain at this difficult time: https://www.elcorreogallego.es/tendencias/ecg/familia-peregrina-eeuu-asesinada-camino-dona-mascarillas/idEdicion-2020-04-07/idNoticia-1239933/ The article describes how her family has donated masks to health care workers in...
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    Significance of burning personal items at Finisterre

    There's a place on the cathedral roof in Santiago where a guide told us that pilgrims burned their clothes. The Finisterre tradition is modern. I've always wondered if medieval pilgrims had burned their clothes, what would they wear as most probably had only one set of clothes - what they were...
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    Arrival airport Port. coastal from Guarda

    Fly to Barcelona or Madrid, then to Vigo, and from Vigo there is bus service to A Guarda (check Rome2Rio) for schedule.
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    The Awesome Guy Who Has Lived 4 Years In A Farmer's Shed Near Astorga

    The article says that Luca wasn't treating the pilgrims well.
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    Madrid Terminal 4 connection—pass security checkpoint again?

    You do have to go through security again in Terminal 4 - my experience in May.
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    Finisterre in January?

    We walked Santiago to Muxía in January 2010. The Xunta albergues were open, but I would check Gronze to see if any of the private albergues that have sprung up since then stay open in winter (it was a long way from Negreira to Olveiroa in the pouring rain). I walked to Muxía this past June and...
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    Birkies in Santiago?

    I don't know about clogs, but the shoe/clothing store called Piteira, Orfas, 38 carried Birkenstock sandals in May (and at a better price than in the US). Orfas is the street that leads off Praza Galicia by Cafe Derby.
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    Live - Finisterre, Muxia Anybody recognize this symbol?

    I just walked to Muxía and Finisterre a few weeks ago and saw these markings as well. They always pointed to Santiago, so I thought that they were for those walking back to Santiago.
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    Are there snakes on the Camino?

    Here's a photo of a Seoane viper (poisonous) seen along the trail before Sarria 3 years ago.
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    The Vigo Nightmare

    I too had a Vigo nightmare last year - we had a hard time getting out of town (and I was walking with a Spaniard). I believe the street you walked up was Rua de Urzaiz (and this agrees with the map mentioned above) and at some point, we turned up a street (Rua de Toledo) to the Iglesia de los...
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    Variante Espiritual – Boat from Vila Nova de Arousa to Pontecesures

    The day we took the boat there were two large groups so a large catamaran was used instead of the smaller boats that are shown on the flyer. Be sure to contact the hospitalero in Vilanova a day ahead to inquire about departure time and tickets.
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    Albergue in Bendueños (reservation)

    The pellet stove is still there and keeps the upper floor very toasty. Downstairs (bathrooms, kitchen, and dining room - pretty chilly when I was there in early June. It is well worth the detour to stay there. However, Sandra will pick you up only if you walk from Poladura. We had stayed in...
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    Snakes alive!

    Here's a snake that a friend saw between Samos and Barbadelo. We were told it was a Seoane's viper.

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