Weekend in London

November 02 2019 Decided I’d keep writing while on sabbatical. I kind of enjoy it… we’ll see how it goes while I’m in classes… Had a really good weekend with familiar faces Friday I got in around 12 and then took the train from Gatwick to the Tate Modern to meet Pete.  It was super…

Hiking Day 30: Brea > Santiago del Compostela

October 31 2019 Final hiking post…. 15 miles. My plan was to break at 9miles and grab a coffee and then finish the last 10k. It was weird because I had this urge to go fast but it was still going to be a long-ish day. The first 9. Went relatively well. Some uphills. The…

Hiking Day 29: Melide > Brea

October 30 2019 T-2 days! I’m not gonna lie, I was nervous. Yesterday hurt. 18 miles and my feet were sore. I was worried about getting through today at the same distance.  I had planned my stops about the same as well. Lunch at 9miles, beer or snack around 15 miles which leaves me with…

Hiking Day 28: Castromaior > Melide

October 29 2019 Weather was great today but it felt hard  My feet were really sore. I was dragging for the last 3 miles of the 18. I thought tomorrow was 16 but it’s actually 18. Doh.  It’s supposed to rain so my last two days and I bought at €9 poncho. I’ve been sooo…

Hiking Day 27: Rente > Castromaior

October 28 2019 I had awkward breakfast at my pseudo host family’s house and then got on the road around 8:30 am It’s just awkward because they don’t really explain anything, like not what they serve etc. They just bring things in stages and you don’t know what’s coming or if that’s it. They also…

Hiking Day 26: Fonfria > Rente

October 27 2019 I had every opportunity to stay with the group I stayed with last night (the 2 Americans and British girl along with another girl duo they had been with majority of the trip), but I opted not to.  I don’t know why… when I’m with them it’s fun and I like being…

Hiking Day 25: Ambasmestas > Fonfria

October 26 2019 I left my gorgeous little abode at around 8:15 am. Since I was the only one, it was still quiet and the owner didn’t come in till 9am I sauntered down the street to the next albergue to get a quick breakfast. The sun rises around 8:35am Croissant Americano and Fresh OJ…

Hiking Day 24: Columbrianos > Ambasmestas

October 25 2019 I realized I haven’t been great about going through which small towns I walk through that are quite lovely.  If I were to redo this I might try to focus on some of those towns as destinations rather than just based on mileage for the day. Or take up a strategy that’s…

Hiking Day 23: Acebo > Columbrianos

October 24 2019 Today was beautiful, but physically- I struggled We went down hill for the first 5 miles. The scenery looked kind of like Hong Kong when hiking. Rolling green peaks and rocky dirt trails We also walked through some very cute little Spanish villages tucked away in these hills I really got massacred…

Hiking Day 22: Murias de Rechivaldo > Acebo

October 23 2019 I got attacked by spider bites last night  One giant hard bite on my back hip, on my shoulder, my wrist and 3 on my head. I hate being bitten in the middle of the night . Feels so violating  Luckily I have my spider bite cream from the incident at the…