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LIVE from the Camino Alto da Pena to Olveiroa 25km approx

Camino(s) past & future
2017 2018
I found this stretch difficult as walking a lot on asphalt roads,I found it hard on my feet. The countryside too I think was not as nice as my first day of this walk.However I did try to enjoy but at times it was endurence. The first part of the day was misty rain,just like my home weather in Ireland:). The farmers were busy today harvesting the what I call ,corn on the cob crop and there was at times heavy machinary on the way. Tomorrow I have decided to send on my back pack as it is a long stage,about 32 km to Muxia and I have read that it is 50% on asphalt road.Today I saw about 15 walkers and about 8 bikers. There are 3 as far as I know staying in my albergue a girl from Tiawan,a guy from Italy,and myself the Irishman.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I found this stretch difficult as walking a lot on asphalt roads,I found it hard on my feet. The countryside too I think was not as nice as my first day of this walk.However I did try to enjoy but at times it was endurence. The first part of the day was misty rain,just like my home weather in Ireland:). The farmers were busy today harvesting the what I call ,corn on the cob crop and there was at times heavy machinary on the way. Tomorrow I have decided to send on my back pack as it is a long stage,about 32 km to Muxia and I have read that it is 50% on asphalt road.Today I saw about 15 walkers and about 8 bikers. There are 3 as far as I know staying in my albergue a girl from Tiawan,a guy from Italy,and myself the Irishman.
Smart move, @roamingpaddy , sending on your pack. I chose to do that on the Ingles as I calculated (correctly) I would not get to albergues in time for a bed, and the difference was remarkable, it certainly made the walking much easier.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2017 2018
Smart move, @roamingpaddy , sending on your pack. I chose to do that on the Ingles as I calculated (correctly) I would not get to albergues in time for a bed, and the difference was remarkable, it certainly made the walking much easier.
Yes good move alright altough the purists would frown lol. I listened to my body and it will be sent on tomorrow too to Finisterre:)
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Yes good move alright altough the purists would frown lol. I listened to my body and it will be sent on tomorrow too to Finisterre:)
There is noting more "pure" about carrying your own pack, or where you spend the night. They are simply preferences. 😊
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Yes. It is Alto da Pena (peak of the rock).
Alto de Pana (peak of corduroy) doesn't make sense in Galician.
I just ask because I see A Pena on the Gronze site for the Santiago - Finisterre route, but no Alto da Pena.
 

peregrina2000

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I just ask because I see A Pena on the Gronze site for the Santiago - Finisterre route, but no Alto da Pena.
There are two albergues in A Pena, one is Albergue Alto da Pena, the other is Albergue Parroquial San Mamede da Pena. A bit confusing. But I’ve walked that way many times and have no memory of this town or either albergue. Does anyone have some pictures?
 

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