A Bandeira to Santiago de Compostela Sunday October Eighteen, 2020 35km 21֯C And just like that, I woke up to the final day of my journey along the Via de la Plata. There were 998.5 kilometres behind me and only thirty-five ahead. But despite the impending climax Day Thirty-four began like all the others had … Continue reading Via de la Plata: Day Thirty-Four
A Ponte to Bandeira Saturday October Seventeen, 2020 45.5km 15֯C Our penultimate day began in the dark, with a strange sombreness at play in my head. I woke and went about the daily motions required to prepare for each day of walking. I sat on the bed and placed a selection of Band Aids on … Continue reading Via de la Plata: Day Thirty-Three
Ourense to A Ponte Friday October Sixteen, 2020 32km 18֯C With only three days left ahead of us until Santiago de Compostela you might have imagined an air of exuberance about Daan and I as we departed Ourense. But alas, that wasn’t the case. Certainly not after the ample amount of alcohol we’d consumed the … Continue reading Via de la Plata: Day Thirty-Two
Xunqueira de Ambía to Ourense Thursday October Fifteen, 2020 24km 24֯C According to all the media reports throughout the previous week Ourense was going to prove to be our Archilles Heel. As region after region shut themselves off from one another in the wake of Covid our freedom of movement across Spain was becoming more … Continue reading Via de la Plata: Day Thirty-One
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