Monday, September 29, 2008

Camino Statistics

These are my walking statistics. Just a list of where I started and where I finished each day, and the approximate distance. Sometimes I include a small note.

The sign in Roncesvalles reads, “Santiago de Compostella, 790km”. Then it is another 90km to Finisterra. All in all, about 880km total.

Day 1: Roncesvalles – Larrasoaña 27 km

*8/23/2008. This day, I am hit with the idea of getting rid of my

big red bag and walking with about 10% of what I had intially planned to walk with. I went through with the idea, and it saved me a lot of pain and made my walk very vey pleasant.

Day 2: Larraoaña – Cizur Menor 21 km

*Town just after Pamplona. Played a guitar concert in a 12th century church. The sound was amazing.

Day 3: Cizur Menor – Puente La Reina 20 km

Day 4: Puente la Reina – Estella 22.4 km

Day 5: Estella – Los Arcos 21 km

Day 6: Los Arcos – Logroño 28.5 km

Day 7: Logroño – Najera 29 km

Day 8: Najera – Santo Domingo Calzada 21.5 km

Day 9: Santo Domingo Calzada – Belorado 23.5 km

Day 10: Belorado – Ages 29 km

Day 11: Ages – Burgos 20.5 km

Day 12: Burgos – Hontanas 31 km

*middle of nowhere/pic on the right lists number of pilgrims from various countries between 1991-2007

Day 13: Hontanas – Fromista 35 km

*torrential downpour

Day 14: Fromista – Calzadilla de la Cueza 37 km

Day 15: Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagun 23.5 km

Day 16: Sahagun – Reliegos 30.5 km

Day 17: Reliegos – Leon 25.5 km

Day 18: Leon - San Martin del Camino 28 km

Day 19: San Martin del Camino – Astorga 24.5 km

Day 20: Astorga – Rabanal del Camino 24.5 km

*Just a spectacular place to be – a tiny mountain village made of stone with amazing hospitaleros and a great place to sleep. I may want to spend some time here in the future. First conversation with Omri and Mayaan, 2/7 of la familia.

Day 21: Rabanal del Camino – Molinaseca 25km

*On the road this day there was another awesome mountain village. Also, according to the hospitaleros from the day before, this was the most dangerous day of the camino because of the steep descents.

Day 22: Molinaseca – Villafranca del Bierzo 35 km

Day 23: Villafrance del Bierzo – O'Cebreiro 28.5 km

*Another awesome mountain village where I met Dean, ate great dates, and also met the girls of Catalonia, 4/7 of la familia.

Day 24: O'Cebreiro – Samos 32 km

Day 25: Samos – Sarria 14km

*A spectacular party on the streets and dancing on the tables in the Albergue this night.

Day 26: Sarria – Portomarin 22 km

Day 27: Portomarin – Palas de Rei 24 km

Day 28: Palas de Rei – Arzua 30 km

*Day of the public fornicator. See “Characterso of the Camino” for more.

Day 29: Arzua – Arca 19.5 km

*Discover the tree.

Day 30: Arca – Santiago de Compostella 17.5 km

Day 31: Corcobion – Finisterra 14 km

*Night walk starting at 11pm. Slept on the beech with la familia. Discovered a bonfire with other beach dwellers, their dogs, and their drums and flute.
Day 32: hiked about 3km on the beach we slept at along incredible cliffs and overhangs.

Day 33: Finisterra – Oliveroa 35 km

*Walked with a heavy heart, for I had to say goodbye to la familia. Encountered Jon C-Tape on the road, and Inga that night. This is also the day I started walking east, in the opposite direction of the arrows. Sometimes I got lost.

Day 34: Oliveroa – Nareirra 35 km

*Met Mary, a beautiful girl from Germany this evening. We ate fruit salad and talked. I wish

Day 35: Nareirra – Santiago de Compostella 22 km

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