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Stage 5 of the Great Malaga Path

Some walking was in order for a change – Stage 5 of the Gran Senda de Malaga, about 15 km from Cuevas de Nerja to Frigiliana. It was perfect weather, being generally cloudy with a few sun breaks to keep things cheerful, and not too warm. MB had just this morning figured out how to…

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Nerja, unplanned

The morning was unstructured. Which means that we were late getting out, and spent a few hours walking the streets of Nerja doing some mundane tasks. One of those mundane tasks was finding the Museo where the Cuevatren stopped. Google maps and GPS seemed to have trouble with the narrow winding streets. We found the…

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Change of scenery

Having reached Santiago, we had some hard choices to make, for the next two weeks. We chose south, with a night’s stopover in Madrid and a train to Granada. Early the next morning we dashed up the hill in the dark to get tickets to enter the Alhambra. (All reserved tickets were booked for 5…

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Day 28. Salceda to Santiago (30 km)

Today we pushed on through pouring rain, other types of rain, hail, winds, and sun, in order to meet 2 Internet forum friends in Santiago.   We followed the sidewalk shells into Santiago de Compostela… Up to the cathedral… Then we had 20 minutes to check into Hospedaria San Martin Pinario,  peel off sodden clothes…

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Day 24. Sarria to Mercadoiro (17 km)

A good walk up, down, along Galicia roads through settlements that are not really villages. Approaching Barbados,  I told MB that last year an old fellow was waiting to offer an visit to the nearby 9th century church. Sure enough, there he was waiting in his car at the turnoff. We stalled a little, reading…