Mondoñedo To Abadin

Day 36

9.3 Miles, 14.9 K

Walked & Written On May 28, 2022

Nancy Ready To Go In Her New Buff Hat (Photo By Rhonda)
Rhonda, Lisa And Nancy In Mondoñedo (Photo By Vern)
Way Marker In Mondoñedo (This photo and the next two by Rhonda)
Lisa Enjoying The Flowers
Leaving Mondoñedo (Photo By Lisa)
Stone Building In The Distance
Beginning Uphill Climb (Photo by Lisa)
Wild Horses
Rhonda & Lisa Made It To The Top!
A Graphic Of The Uphill Climb Today (Thanks Lisa)
A Sign: You Have Made It! (Photo By Vern)

As you can see by the graphic, we did a lot of climbing! It was beautiful scenery and not many breaks. I did not take a break until I met Vern at the top of the mountain. Vern walked with a herd of cows, not far from where the wild horses were running. There are two routes today: The mountain route, hard climb but 3 miles shorter. The second route was longer but flatter.

Pro Tip #6: Be Aware Of Step Ups In Spain Where you Least Expect Them!

Lourenzá To Mondoñedo

Day 35

6.1 Miles, 9.8 K

Walked, Transported And Written On May 27, 2022

Yesterday’s posting included a lot of photos of Lisa and Rhonda. There is one photo of me at the end of the posting. That photo was actually taken before we started walking! The reason for the lack of photos from Vern and I was due to the fact that I was struggling and Vern was my Endurance Coach. Vern helped get me up one mountain after another, and another, four hours of uphill, almost continuous!

If there would have been a Taxi, Bus, Train, Jet Pack or Helicopter I would have been on it waving as hard as I could.

Miraculously after the second break I was able to keep walking and most of the remainder of the almost 17 miles was downhill, level and with one last climb.

To recover I decided to get a taxi to our next destination. Vern went with me and we took all the backpacks with us. I had missed the deadline last night for transport so this was the perfect solution.

Walking To Mondoñedo (Photos By Lisa)
Capela de San Pedro da Torre
Rest Area With Fountain
Beautiful Hedge On The Way to Mondoñedo
The World Through Rhonda’s Eyes (Photos by Rhonda
A Mushroom???
Daily Selfie
Infinite Varieties Of Beauty
Fun Time In The Spanish Countryside!
Pro Tip #5 Loosen Sheets Before Getting In Bed. The Tightness Of The Sheets Can Irritate Sore Feet! This Is Not An Issue In An Alberque Where You Will Use Your Sleeping Bag.

Ribadeo To Lourenzá

Day 34

17.0 Miles, 27.4 K

Walked On May 26, 2022

Written on May 27, 2022

Rhonda & A Cool Mailbox On The Way To Lourenzá (Photos By Lisa)
The Camino Trail To Lourenzá
A Chapel On The Way
Map At A Bar Showing Worldwide Ways To Santiago
Beautiful Yard And Area Landscape
Ancient Water Well?
An Hórreo (A Granary)

A granary is a storehouse or room in a barn for threshed grain or animal feed. Ancient or primitive granaries are most often made of pottery. Granaries are often built above the ground to keep the stored food away from mice and other animals and from floods.

A Church In Lourenzá

A man was just about to lock the door at 8 pm and was happy to let us in and show us the church.
Tomorrow the church will be closed because he wants to go fishing.

Beautiful “Sacred” Art
The Man Locked The Church And Hurried Home
A Daily Lisa & Rhonda Selfie
Lourenzá Town Hall
Rhonda, The Peregrina
Lisa, The Peregrina
Surrounded By Beauty🌺
Pro Tip #4: A Buff (Photo by Henrí)

For me, a Buff is one of the most important pieces of clothing I can have on the Camino. In the heat I can soak it or pour water on it. Then I can put it around my neck, on my head or in my hat. In the cold weather I use it around my neck and can pull it up just below my eyes for added warmth. Here is a quick demonstration of how to use a Buff: (I am a happy customer, not a salesperson😀)

Navia To Tapia de Casariego

Day 32

13.4 Miles, 21.6 K

Written & Walked On May 24, 2022

Pro Tip 1: Great Way To Dry Shoes And Socks At The Same Time!
A Statue On The Way Out Of Navia
Most Of The Way Today was Roads.
Camino Water Fountain. (This photo and the next few taken by Lisa)
Beautiful Sitting Area!
Creative Pot Planting.
Vern, Nancy & Rhonda On The Way To Tapia
Way Markers For The French Way & The Camino de Santiago
Near Tapia de Casariego
Camino Team 2022! (Lisa, Vern, Nancy & Rhonda)
Pro Tip 2: This Is How Lisa & Vern Start Their Day! Rhonda Chooses Tea And I Choose Decaf. (This photo and the next few by Rhonda).
We Had To Cross The Tracks Today.
Daily Lisa Surrounded By Flowers Photo!
Not Far From Tapia!

Vern and I want to thank Rhonda and Lisa for all of their hard work and hours put into finding our next beds! It is not an easy task and they do a great job!

Luarca To Navia

Day 31

11.3 Miles, 18.2 K

Walked & Written On May 23, 2022

“Nancy Is On Her Way, She Always Makes It”(Message delivered to Vern Over the past Caminos)
Classic Spanish Home On The Way To Navia
Unique Way Marker
Lisa & Rhonda On The Way To Navia
A Lot Of Beauty Grows Out Of Ruins (This photo and the next few taken by Lisa)
Rhonda Walking Below A Major Highway
A St. James Tribute
A Stormy Sky
One Of Many Churches On The Way
Pilgrim Symbol
The Daily Lisa & Rhonda Selfie (This photo and next photos taken by Rhonda)
Lisa Pointing Out Another Variety Of Beautiful Flowers In Spain
Unusual And Stunning
Nancy & Vern Walking Down A Rock Bed. Vern Wearing His Rain Poncho.

Today was my kind of walking day…..rain! Just enough rain to get wet but not enough to be miserable. This is the first Camino Vern and I have walked with such little rain. When researching the weather conditions in Northern Spain it was always the same forecast: unpredictable! Today smelled fresh and all the colors became more vibrant!

Cadavedo To Luarca

Day 30

11.3 Miles, 18.2 K.

Walked & Written On May 22, 2022

Last night we stayed in Cadavedo at Apartamentos el Oligo. In my opinion, we had a long and hard day of walking. The Apartment was perfect for the four of us. We were able to cook in the kitchen and there was a washing machine! After many days of hand washing it was time for a good machine washing. Our Hosts made sure we had everything we needed…..even a Translator…thanks Sofía for enjoyable conversation all around!

As I was looking through the photos that were taken today I saw something that interested me. While walking Lisa had taken a photo of a Camino Way Marker with a snail on it. Some time later Vern took the same photo!

“Maybe One Day The Snail Will Reach Santiago de Compostela”. Quote & Photo by Lisa.
Vern’s Photo A While Later. Is This Well Documented Data Or Nancy With A Lot Of Time To Think??
139 Miles Left To Santiago de Compostela (Photos By Lisa)
On The Trail Reminder Brought To You By Rhonda & Lisa!
Rhonda Seems To Find A New Variety (To Me) Of Flower Every Day!
First Glimpse Of The Luarca Port (Photo By Vern)
Nancy & Vern In Luarca (Photo By Lisa)

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Rest Day In Villaviciosa

Day 24

Written On May 16, 2022

Thanks Rhonda For More Beautiful Flowers And Some Photos From Yesterday.
Lisa In A Beautiful Archway
Going The Right Way!
Lisa Celebrating The End Of A Hard Day
We Are Living It Up In Our Own Apartment. Photo by Vern.
A Washer And Dryer Combination In The Kitchen. Photo by Vern

Wow, we need a day off! A good opportunity to take care of any shopping, banking, washing clothes, etc. We have noticed that we are not sometimes joined in elevators. May be time to properly wash our clothes😀 Villaviciosa is a good town to spend a day in. We get on the Camino tomorrow.