Your Choice

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, Day #23
  • Grado
  • Distance 16 miles; total 318.5 miles
  • 1,573’ ascent and 2,107’ descent
  • 50% hard surface
  • Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast & occasionally sunny

Solphie and I begin our walk. (Sophie requests not to be photographed.) Our choice for today’s distance is 16 beds available in 18 miles. If we go slowly and enjoy the day with a picnic lunch, we will loose out on a bed and have to walk 4 more miles. I don’t like the arrangement; but, there is no choice. We walk fast with no breaks. I’m anxious and my feet rebel. Tomorrow’s is a more generous day with more beds.

  • 1st towards Grado
  • 2nd towards Grado
  • 3rd towards Grado

Oviedo Reunion

  • Friday, June 1, 2018, Day #22
  • Oviedo
  • Distance 12 miles; total 302.5 miles
  • 853’ ascent and 828’ descent
  • 100% hard surface
  • Time: 6 hours minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 misting rain

Cathedral de Oviedo. Monument and artifacts of the city.

Reunion with Sophie whom I met two years ago walking Camino Arles. She will join me on Camino Primitivo to Santiago. (FYI Sophie wishes not to be photographed.)

  • 1st Oviedo
  • 2nd Oviedo
  • 3rd Oviedo

Monasterio de Valdediós

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Day #20
  • Valdediós
  • Distance 12 miles; total 279 miles
  • 1,719’ ascent and 1,376’ descent
  • 25% hard surface
  • Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast

It’s either hot and humid or cold and damp. Spain.

Private room at the Monasterio de Valdediós. My room is cold. I am cold.

  • 1st towards Valdediós
  • 2nd towards Valdediós
  • 3rd towards Valdediós