Flash Memories

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, Day #37
  • Santiago
  • 17.5 miles; total 498.5 miles
  • 1,529’ ascent and 1,822’ descent
  • 75% hard surface
  • Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Weather: 60-65 degrees and blue skies with white clouds

These are the images that will become flash memories…moments without the pack, freshly squeezed orange juice, open churches, sello(stamps) documenting my walk, the whirling sound of approaching bikes, blue skies, and sun.

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

Remembering 2014

  • Friday, June 15, 2018, Day #36
  • Salceda
  • 16.5 miles; total 481 miles
  • 1,844’ ascent and 2,103’ descent
  • 40% hard surface
  • Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Weather: 60-65 degrees and overcast

How eerie it was to see a site I vividly remembered from June 22, 2014, four years ago. Though only a week later in June, the river offered welcomed relief from the heat and sun. With this year’s unseasonably cold and wet weather, no one gathered by the river.

  • 1st Ribadiso da Riba, JUNE 22, 2014
  • 2nd Ribadiso da Riba, JUNE 14, 2018
  • 3rd Salceda

Special Moment

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018, Day #35
  • Melida
  • Distance 9.5 miles; total 464.5 miles
  • 823’ ascent and 1,291’ descent
  • 100% hard surface
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Weather: 60-75 foggy becoming clear blue skies

Returning to Inglesia de San Juan was a special moment for Solphie as the crucifixion depicts Jesus with one hand reaching Heaven and the other hand reaching Earth.

  • 1st Melide
  • 2nd Melida
  • 3rd Melida

Game Show

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018, Day #35
  • Melida
  • Distance 9.5 miles; total 464.5 miles
  • 823’ ascent and 1,291’ descent
  • 100% hard surface
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Weather: 60-75 foggy becoming clear blue skies

Match the price to the photo of a new leather purse or a B&B double room with swimming pool. 60€ and 17€.

Game shows are very popular on Spanish television.

  • 1st Melide
  • 2nd Melida
  • 3rd Melida

Road

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018, Day #35
  • Melida
  • Distance 9.5 miles; total 464.5 miles
  • 823’ ascent and 1,291’ descent
  • 100% hard surface
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Weather: 60-75 foggy becoming clear blue skies

On the road again.

  • 1st towards Melide
  • 2nd towards Melida
  • 3rd towards Melida

7€ Digs

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Day #34
  • As Seixas
  • Distance 8.5 miles; total 455 miles
  • 1,169’ ascent and 1,115’ descent
  • 100% hard surface
  • Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 fog becoming blue skies with white clouds

This new municipal albergue charges 7€ ($8.50) a night for dormitory beds including disposable sheets. The architectural design transformed an old stone shell into light and airy inviting space.

  • 1st Seixas
  • 2nd As Seixas
  • 3rd As Seixas