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Cavaillon

I am ensconced in the Hotel du Park in Cavaillon. It has taken about 4 hours but I am dry at last. I really like this hotel. It's not cheap (by my standards) by I have a tv with CanalCine and BBC World - sweet. The decor is what hooked me. It reminds me of… Continue reading Cavaillon

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Camino – Padron

I had a fantastic day's walking today. Just wonderful. It was still raining a little first thing but the paths were excellent. Not the least bit waterlogged after the deluge. After a few hours the rain stopped but the clouds remained. Together with the light breeze it made ideal walking conditions...for a Scot anyway! Padron… Continue reading Camino – Padron

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Camino – Pontevedra

Today's walk was through the nicest landscape I've seen since crossing the Rio Minho. There still isn't the lush verdancy of the Portuguese plant-life but it's a great improvement on the almost-grey greenery of the previous two days. This afternoon in the Pontevedra albergue, 56 peregrinos - I was number 30 - were efficiently processed and… Continue reading Camino – Pontevedra

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Camino – Redondela

The Albergues are getting busier the closer we get to Santiago. Or to St James' Day perhaps? We saw on the news that they expect over 5000 peregrinos to arrive in Santiago de Compostela this weekend! I'm so glad I've booked a hotel in advance. A short, restful walk this morning. A small dog, with… Continue reading Camino – Redondela

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Camino – Rates

Here I am in Rates at the end of my first proper walking day. This is also my first Albergue (pilgrim hostel). It's spectacular! Spacious, welcoming and with a gorgeous walled garden. I'd be tempted to stay but it's only my 'home for a day' as the sign, so sweetly, says. Excellent walking today, especially… Continue reading Camino – Rates