Well … kind of! Mikey’s hitting the road to walk the Camino del Norte to Santiago de Compostela. While the destination is the same, this is a different path which hugs the northern Atlantic coast of Spain. Although Frank can’t make it this year, you can follow Mikey on his new webpage: http://www.mikeyontheway.com Hurry, though … Continue reading Mikells on the Way: Part II?!
After an arduous overnight on the Portuguese "Diesel Express," we arrived in the Spanish capital. Let's just say this isn't Frank and Mikey's first time at the rodeo as we've both previously been to Madrid several times. Still, we took time to revisit various special places, see some new things, and rest before heading back … Continue reading Fin: Madrid
After a month of getting up early to hike, we really do appreciate waiting for the sun to rise. Only, in Porto, sometimes it doesn't! This morning we managed to sleep in a bit late and still visit the church/museum/catacombs of "Sao Francisco." The exterior is a mix of 16th century Gothic and earlier Romesque … Continue reading Fin: A Second Day in Porto
We returned to Santiago de Compestella from the end of the world and said our goodbyes to Saint James. With one last walk around the cathedral, a final farewell to his remains below the altar, and a visit to the cathedral museum, we finally parted ways with the city. The "spare" botafumiero on display in … Continue reading Fin: Santiago to Porto
We have walked enough. In fact, both Frank and Mikey have certificates from the Catholic "powers that be" stating their grand total of 775km (482 miles) walking over the last month. As such, we took a bus today! We traveled from Santiago to Fisterre and arrived by lunchtime. Yeah, that's a happy camper! Frank loves … Continue reading El Fin: Fisterre
At long last, we set out for our final day on the trail. Given our close proximity to Santiago, today was a short walk downhill into the city. This is the skyline leaving our "Mountain of Joy." Prominent on it is a monument celebrating Pope John Paul II's visit in the 1980's. "Looks like we … Continue reading Day 26: Monte de Gozo to Santiago de Compestella
We got off to an early start, and covered quite a few miles before breakfast. Our major goal today is to cover some 40km (24+ miles) in order to arrive in Monte de Gozo (Mountain of Joy) by tonight. This will put us some 5km from Santiago at our ending stop tonight and allow us … Continue reading Day 25: Arzua to Monte de Goza