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Peregrinos

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Five intrepid walkers set off from Ourense to walk to Santiago de Compostela.
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We followed spray painted arrows and yellow scallop shells.
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Our kit and food was squeezed into four backpacks and a panier.
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It rained, it poured, it drizzled.
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Occasionally we saw the sun and we went a little crazy.
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We walked on ancient paths worn deep by countless feet,
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crossed 1000 year old bridges
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stayed in hostels image

and a monastery,
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ate oranges, bread, soup and crisps, (and cheese and chorizo when we remembered it)
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saw beautiful flowers,
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giant slugs,
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and eucalyptus forests,
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visited medieval churches,
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and the sacred mountain Pico Sacro
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came closer to Santiago,
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and closer still,
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met new friends along the way
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dined well,
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dined for free, continuing a century old tradition,
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and finally reached the Cathedral where the alleged bones of St James are inter
red,
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and the gift shop sells pilgrim ducks.
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A enjoyable, fun filled and thought provoking journey.

(Thanks to Katriona, and Rachel for additional photos)

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2 responses to “Peregrinos

  1. sounds amazing, great pictures

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