Game Show ~ June 14, 2018

  • 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

This is my version of the ubiquitous TV Spanish game show.  The object is to match the photographed prize (handmade leather purse/B&B with swimming pool/) with the purchase price (60€ /17€).  I bought them both.

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

7€ Digs ~ June 13, 2018

  • 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

Before Pre-Box ~ June 5, 2018

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Day #26
  • Campiello
  • Distance 8 miles; total 353 miles
  • 970’ ascent and 1,295’ descent
  • 20% hard surface
  • Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast and misty

Country stores fascinate me. This hamlet consists of two country stores each with an attached bar, albergue, and hotel. The stores have everything you could possibly imagine like replacement tines for pitch-forks, boots, clothes pins, buckets, Frangelico liquor, fresh fruit and vegetables. All this in a space smaller than an average living room. Such was it before the generation of Box Stores.

  • 1st Campiello
  • 2nd Campiello
  • 3rd Campiello

Parador ~ June 4, 2018

  • Monday, June 4, 2018, Day #25
  • Tineo
  • Distance 8 miles; total 353.5 miles
  • 2,375’ ascent and 1,080’ descent
  • 20% hard surface
  • Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast, misty, & particularly sunny

Can there be a better reason for staying st a Parador? They do laundry. Even our muddy laundry.

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

Mud Slide ~ June 3, 2018

  • Sunday, June 3, 2018, Day #24
  • Salas
  • Distance 14 miles; total 332.5 miles
  • 2,230’ ascent and 2,107’ descent
  • 50% hard surface
  • Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast & particularly sunny

Oops. A gentle slip landed me in the mud. Criterion for the next albergue was washer and drier. We happily discovered the option of a room for two rather than the standard dormitory room for the coming two weeks.

  • 1st towards Salad
  • 2nd towards Salad
  • 3rd towards Salas

Monasterio de Valdediós ~ May 30, 2018

• 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