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Day 33-34: Gonzar to Arzúa. 🥾 My Pilgrimage on the Camino Francés | Camino de Santiago 2023.

ℹ️Stats - Day 33

Date: Saturday 3rd June

Weather: cloudy - a little damp (very heavy rainfall last night) sun came out at 11.30am - hot ☀️

From: Gonzar

Start time: 9.20am

To: Ponte Campaña

End time: 3pm

Terrain: gravel, pavements, rocky.

Accommodation: Albergue Casa Domingo - a pilgrim hadn’t turned up - so I was able to take their bed!

Food: 2x gluten free biscuits 🍪, 1/4 pack of peanuts. Lunch - chicken & rice. Fanta, jelly sweets. Dinner at the albergue - soup, salad, tortilla & salad, apple 🍏 & 4 cherries 🍒. I was still hungry so had 2x bags of sweets.

🥾Miles: 15 miles

🦶Steps: 32,563

Total miles completed: 495/500 - this isn’t totally accurate as I have further than 5 miles to walk to reach Santiago!!

💰Costs: €9 chicken & rice for lunch. € 10 (drinks, crisps & sweets). Bed 🛏️ & dinner 🍽️ €27 = €46

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 6/10 - not awful and not amazing

Fatigue: 5/10 - still pretty wiped out. But I’ll be better tomorrow

Ease of terrain: 5/10 - I found it slow going

Challenges: still feeling pretty wiped. But I know by tomorrow- I’ll be back to normal. I’ve had some good sleep and good food. Just what my body needed.

Highlights: I slept for 10 hrs straight last night 10.30pm to 8.30am this morning 😀. I had 0 expectations for lunch - but it was delicious 😋 just what I needed to keep me going for the afternoon. A pilgrim hadn’t turned up at the place I wanted to stay - so I ended up getting their bed. Also booked in for dinner and they are doing gluten and diary free for me.


ℹ️Stats - Day 34

Date: Sunday 4th June

Weather: dry and warm ish

From: Ponte Campaña

Start time: 7.20am

To: Arzúa

End time: 12.30pm

Terrain: gravel, through forests. Muddy and pavement sections. A little bit of road walking as well.

Accommodation: Albergue Vía Láctea booked in advance ✅

Food: whole packet of gluten free chocolate chip cookies 🍪. Gluten free and diary free slice of cake 🍰 😋. Banana & egg pancakes with walnuts, seeds, dark chocolate and honey drizzled on top. 3x bag of sweets.

🥾Miles: 16 miles

🦶Steps: 34,503

Total miles completed: 511/500

💰Costs: €1.50 cake 🍰. €16 bed = €17.50

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 6/10

Fatigue: 4/10

Ease of terrain: 4/10

Challenges: none

Highlights: I had the room pretty much to myself. The accommodation was very quiet. I was able to use the kitchen and cooked some good food.


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