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... before? If I have apologies for repeating things... Margaret is from County Cork in Ireland, as if that needs explanation, and I met her way back in some town I can't recall, when I met Bill and Jaki. Since then she has appeared briefly in Villafranca del Bierzo, Laguna de Castilla and Triacastella just sitting at a table outside a bar as I've walked past. For some reason I felt very connected to her for no reason I was aware of. Anyway, today we walked together for around 6 kms ...
... a farce, like in A Coruña, where a long stretch of a main street with huge buildings tries to promote this Galician feature.
Next to the villages, there are small cities like Betanzas and Pontedeume, with charming old quarters where modernity is hemmed by the small scale and narrow streets. Maybe fortunately so; the Galicians still like a slow ...
... to the east of the town. God knows how early pilgrims managed without them? Our printed-off guidebook proved to be very accurate in its descriptions as the day progressed, the only irritation being where helpful souls (geddit?) added yellow arrow signs in contradictions to the guidebook. We didn't get lost, however. Our breakfast stop was a small disappointment since the local café served warm drinks, but nothing more edible than a pack ...
The final part of the day saw an improvement in scenery as I began to climb inland. I could have stopped in Mondoñedo, a town tucked nicely into the side of the mountains. I decided to continue to Gotán (near Abadín) but didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition; that's a joke, I didn't expect the route to be so difficult. I climbed for about half an hour on a very busy highway, then abandoned that to jump ...
... great other than tired and ongoing heel blisters. I shouldn't complain because there are many that can't continue because of feet issues or other problems. Two were killed by a vehicle on the French route about a month ago I was told. In years past ,long before bank machines, pilgrims had to carry all there money with them. They became targets and many were robbed and sometimes killed. So I won't ...
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