Goodbye yellow brick road – Elton John

So, on Monday 15th June at 11.20am we reached the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. After getting our diplomas we high tailed it to the bus station to catch the 1pm bus to the final place for Pilgrims, Fisterra. Lands end and the most westerly point in all Europe. We didn’t stop to do any […]

Ain’t no stopping us now – McFadden & Whitehead

Ain’t no stopping us now – McFadden & Whitehead Saturday Oh boy. The Cyclist had got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning. I am banned from talking about what he said, however I bore the brunt. And so I need to make some life changes this year. I think he misses […]

Hole in my shoe – Neil from The Young Ones

Hole in my shoe I’m not sure if we were the only ones staying in the Aqua Albergue last night. Everything was quiet when we left and I was quite sad to leave this little town. I just loved it. Whether it was the buildings or the lake or the fact it was a little […]

Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison

So today was the day I got my walking shoes back on. This is the test to see if my feet have heeled enough for me to walk, limp or drag myself to Santiago de Compostela. We had a plan to stop regularly, not walk as fast as before and to rest if I needed. […]

Back for good – Take That

I got up and walked up the hill on the Camino path to have some breakfast. After one strong black coffee I had hoped would come with milk, I tried to ask the cafe owner for a coffee style that he did not serve. I wanted an Americano (like I’d just had), in a bigger […]

Far from any road – The Handsome Family

Tuesday to lugo and Sarria After a lie in this morning (I had better get out of that habit quickly), I packed my pack with our stuff and lifted it onto my back to head out. I walked up to the Plaza Mayor again to take a slow breakfast to kill some time before my […]

Reunited – Peaches and Herb

Reunited – Peaches and Herb Monday and today the Cyclist will arrive. I had had to take a pill again to help me sleep. Not only was it like an oven with no air in the room, but I do not sleep when we are apart and I don’t function without sleep. It’s always been […]

Calm after the storm – The Common Linnets

Calm after the storm – The Common Linnets. People started moving about from about 4.30am in the dorm. Noisy is an understatement as the fumbled around in the dark. The Cyclist got up and he gave me a hug and kiss before he left at 6am. I turned over and waited for the hubbub to […]

Walking on broken glass – Annie Lennox

The day of reckoning into Astorga Today we hadn’t set an alarm, but we knew we had to be upvearkybfir two reasons. 1) Gerrard was coming to our room at 7am for a kettle full of boiling water. 2) everyone was trying to get accommodation in Astorga and couldn’t find any. I had forgot to […]