Special Moment ~ 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

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

Cathedral of Castroverde ~ June 10, 2018

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018, Day #31
  • Lugo Distance
  • 19 miles; total 434.5 miles
  • 1,795’ ascent and 2,600’ descent
  • 50% hard surface
  • Time: 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Weather: 50-65 overcast NO RAIN

Homage is paid to Saint James the Moor-slayer, in Spanish Santiago Matamos.

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

Keys to the Church ~ June 9, 2018

  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, Day #30
  • Cádavo
  • Distance 16 miles; total 415.5 miles
  • 1,979’ ascent and 2,704’ descent
  • 20% hard surface
  • Time: 8 hours
  • Weather: 50-65 overcast NO RAIN

Guide book claim you just need to ask a villager for the keys to the church. The first villager I asked, the bartender, knew exactly whom to ask.

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

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