Santiago—Porto day 1

Wednesday 26 June 2013 Our day began early. At 6 a.m. I bid Ruby farewell as she got into a taxi outside the vast portal of the Hospedaria San Martin de Pinario. She was heading off to begin her adventures in Morocco and, later, Malaga, in Spain. On our way out of the old city,…

Santiago day 3

Tuesday 25 June 2013 On our third day in Santiago de Compostela Ruby slept in, so Susie and I spent a few hours competing for bandwidth with pilgrims in the common room of the hospedaria. When Her Ladyship finally rose to displace the sun, we breakfasted on chocolate-filled crêpes in the plaza Quintana dos Muertos….

Santiago day 2

Monday 24 June 2013 Santiago de Compostela is the final destination on the famous Camino de Santiago which has been traipsed by pilgrims for thousands of years. The old city is yet another example of careful preservation of architectural and cultural heritage. The whole place has a slightly cheesy aspect to it, however. There are…

Cudillero—Santiago de Compostela day 1

Sunday 23 June 2013 Today was the second leg of our road trip across the northern coast of Spain. Our aim was to drive from our base at Castañedo near Cudillero to the airport at Santiago de Compostela near Sigüeiro. So, for the last time, we pulled onto the “skyway” that soared above our valley…