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

Your Choice ~ June 2, 2018

  • 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

Bleak Recovery ~ May 27, 2018

• Sunday, May 27, 2018, Day #17

• Piñeres de Pría

• Distance 12 miles; total 241.5 miles

• 949’ ascent and 832’ descent

• 20% hard surface

• Time: 7 hours

• Weather: 50-60 misty rain to overcast

When walking becomes bleak, I find a most welcoming albergue owner who spends an hour sorting out my next five days to manageable distances, reservations, and a stay at the monastery.

1st towards Piñeres de Pría

2nd towards Piñeres de Pría

3rd towards Piñeres de Pría

Should I Go… ~ May 15, 2018

• Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Day #5

• Bilbao

• Distance 21.2 miles; total 81.8 miles

• 3,053’ ascent and 3,009’ descent

• 40% hard surface

• Time: 9 hours 40 minutes

• Weather: 60 degrees; overcast

Should I go or should I stay now? Goodbye Emily and Colette. Hello muddy shoes.

1st towards Bilbao

2nd towards Bilbao

3rd towards Bilbao

Heart Responces ~ June 30, 2016

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • Day 61
  • London
  • Weather: 60-75 degrees overcast becoming blue skies with clouds

Change of heart. I exchanged the newly purchased Meindl leather boots for light weight Meindl Gortex boots. Having walked 650 miles in trail running shoes, I know the virtue of light and flexible shoes.

Lunch with Chris, a dear friend met on the Coast to Coast walk 12-years ago. He and his father have special places in my heart.

  1. London
  2. London
  3. London