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

Viva Le Vegas ~ May 28, 2018

• Monday, May 28. 2018, Day #18

• La Vega

• Distance 11.5 miles; total 253 miles

• 941’ ascent and 991’ descent

• 20% hard surface

• Time: 7 hours

• Weather: 50-60 overcast

Le Vega is situated on the coast with a perfect bar for the day’s libation. One bar. One restaurant. One LONG WIDE beach. That’s Le Vega.  Would one want for more?

1st La Vega

2nd La Vega

3rd La Vega

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

Not Leading, Not Following ~ May 22, 2018

• Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Day #12

• Requejada

• Distance 13.5 miles; total 171.7 miles (including 2-minute train ride crossing river)

• 1,146’ ascent and 1,154’descent

• 90% hard surface

• Time: 7 1/2 hours

• Weather: 55-65 sunny

Not leading. Not following. Just walking. I have broken the standard stages so I no longer walk with the daily pilgrim pack. It’s too easy to walk at their pace, to make their right turns, or to make their wrong turns. I do not feel the burden of conversation. Today I feel the most at peace with myself because it’s just me.

1st towards Requejada

2nd towards Requejada

3rd towards Requejada