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Day 33: Hiking My Camino de Santiago

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

August 21, 2018

Before yesterday and today the temperature had been more comfortable. But it was hot yesterday and today. The heat made today’s 22.23 mile walk more difficult.

However, there is good news. Even though yesterday was a short walk, I found it difficult for whatever reason. My feet and body felt tired yesterday. I blamed it on my shoes but wasn’t sure why I felt that way.

So the good news is that I felt strong today despite the heat and length of my walk. And with two more days of planned walking I hope that continues. Of course, the walking does eat through the duct tape so I need to re-tape the heels of my shoes tonight.

By the way, I have been meaning to share that there have been two recent deaths on the Camino. Most likely it was due to not being hydrated. So it highlights the importance of being prepared and not taking unnecessary risks. I still highly recommend this to others but only if they are prepared. I should also add that deaths on the Camino are still rare.

Today’s walk was fairly uneventful. I walked most of it alone but did meet Philipp and Marcus for dinner.

I think the thing on my mind the most is that it is almost over. I have two more days of planned walks and then several days of reflection. As I have said before, I will miss the Camino and will miss The Fellowship and others I have met and grown to admire.

Lastly, the photo is from today’s walk. There were times we were walking on pavement but this was a time we were walking on dirt.

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See additional photos from August 21st below:

Brief descriptions of the photos:

  1. This was a wall outside of a church on the outskirts of Negreira before sunrise.

  2. This was part of the trail I walked.

  3. This was part of the trail I walked.

  4. This is a church in the village of A Peña.

  5. This is a church in the village of A Peña.

  6. This is part of the trail I walked.

  7. This is a view from the trail.

  8. This is part of the trail I walked.

  9. This is part of the trail I walked.

  10. This is part of a church and cemetery in the village of Busto Corzón.

  11. This is another hórreos. As I mentioned earlier, this is for grain storage but I am not positive whether they are used for that purpose since I see them with every house and some look very new and decorative.

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