Baby it’s cold outside…Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé.

Day 15- Santiago de Compostella to Negreira- 20.5km.

There’s no stopping us now. We are on our way to Finisterre. Once believed to be the end of the world, it is now an added extra to a long walk across Spain to the Atlantic Ocean.  It is an 88km walk from Santiago that can be done in three days. We just happen to think it would be nice to drag our daughter along as well.

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Take the photo before my eyeballs freeze open.

Chloe arrived in Santiago last night after her long haul flight from Zanzibar. She had been on a 35 day tour of southern Africa starting from Capetown and finishing on the beaches of Zanzibar where the temperature was a sultry thirty-four degrees. Today as we left the warmth of our cosy hotel room, it was a rather crisp two degrees celsius with a forecast of rain to snow. Strap on your shoes as we walk to the sea.

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Walking through the streets of Santiago on this cold Sunday morning.

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Only 88km to go!

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Look Chloe there's the sun!

The way out was marked again with shells and arrows, however CF was now for Camino Finisterre and not Frances. It wasn’t long before we were in the country negotiating the puddles again. There is one rather long hill climb to transverse before descending into Ponte Maciera which the guidebook raved about as being the prettiest place on any Camino. Well maybe not when it is raining and the water is pouring over in rapids. By the banks of this Rio Tambra is a well positioned restaurant which was our port in yet another rain storm that continually soaked and froze us throughout the day.

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The medieval bridge at Ponte Maciera.

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Just to the left is the restaurant that warmed us.

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Straight after this photo it rained for the next hour.

The last four kilometres into Negreira was pushing through freezing rain so by the time we arrived, we were resembling drowned rats. Each time it rained Chloe would say, ” And you call this a holiday!”.

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Chloe warning St James of another shower to come.

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7 thoughts on “Baby it’s cold outside…Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé.

  1. And then there were three.//////…………Hope you are enjoying the travelling in the rain and the snow and the sleet… Lucky it’s only for another couple of days.. Don’t come home with pneumonia/////////.. It is still 30 plus degrees each day here , no autumn yet…..Love Mum ​

    On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:35 AM, The Travelling Chelle wrote:

    > mm4214 posted: “Day 14- Santiago de Compostella to Negreira- 20.5km. > There’s no stopping us now. We are on our way to Finisterre. Once believed > to be the end of the world, it is now an added extra to a long walk across > Spain to the Atlantic Ocean. It is an 88km walk f” >

  2. Chloe looks great!!!!of course she wants to walk the last 88 km to the end of the earth with her mumma….( where you lead, I will follow- Carol king?) love you very much xxx

  3. Your freesing cold weather, numb fingers & toes remind me of reading Jane Eyre & the poor girls of Lowood Institute -only different centuries. I do believe you get better food. 🙂 xxx hugs to Chloe 🙂

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