03 – Pontedeume to Betanzos

Pontedeume to Betanzos is a great experience. Nice landscapes but all the path is of up’s and down’s so it can be exhausting.

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We made Pontedeume to Betanzos on June, 5th, 2016. It was a sunday. Like all sundays in Spain, the supermarkets are CLOSED! So, you have 2 options: eat always outside or buy food in the previous day and carry it on your backpack while travelling.

We choosed the second option, that represented around 3 to 4kg extra in our backpacks. So, my gf’s backbapack should now be with 6,5kg and mine with 9,5kg. It is too much, i know, but the only way to face a big problem: you don’t have so many STOPS along the way where you can “re-fuel”. Believe it! It won’t be easy to find a simple coffee shop. Supermarkets? Forget it! Only in Miño or Betanzos. But it was sunday. All of them would be closed. Then, we were carrying this: our morning food, our lunch, our afternoon food, our dinner and also the breakfast of the following day. CRAZY! But we did well the math and still had food. We choosed tuna, bread, fruit, cookies, and chocolate to carry as main food. Of course, we used eated fruit, but fruit is very heavy to carry. But healthy.

Remember. We did this Camino with sun and temperatures between 23ºc to 28ºC. So, it was hot.

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02 – Ferrol to Pontedeume

Let’s go! Ferrol to Pontedeume!

So, in fact, we can consider this step as the first one of the Caminho Inglés, starting in Ferrol.

Obviously, in the previous post, we started the Camino in the Ferrol port and then we walked around 3km of the Camino Inglés, till a hostel nearby the path.

In this post, we will start our journey at the Ferrol Hospedaje, near the “Diapasan Roundabout”.

In short, in one friday, we left Porto at 10a.m. and arrived Ferrol at 5.30p.m (local time). Then, we visited Ferrol till 9p.m, when we arrived Ferrol Hospedaje.

Now, we will start one the longest distances of the Camino Inglés (not the 33km, from the Ferrol port, but 29km till Pontedeume).

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01 – Previous message

Writing about planning is more a personal issue rather than a collective one. So, i’ll talk about my planning.

Writing about planning is more a personal issue rather than a collective one. So, i’ll talk about my planning.

In my travels i always have an excel worksheet that includes:

  1. Travel planning and budget
  2. Check-list of things to take
  3. Blank worksheet for diary budget control
  4. Real expenses
Talking about each one separately in next posts.