Today was the first day we walk to Fisterra. It was a really nice walk. Within about 15 minutes I was out of the city of Santiago walking on nice country roads. A fair proportion of the walk today was actually on tracks through forests. Generally, it was a fairly easy walk and some nice views to walk through. There were three open bars along the way to get coffees and things like that, so that was nice to be able to have a break. Negreira seems quite a nice little town. I’m staying at the San Jose Hostal, which is interesting, it’s quite a modern building that has well equipped albergue and it also offers private rooms. So, my private room is actually in another part of the building and it’s like I rented apartment. It’s very comfortable and I think it’s around €14. For a couple of people, it would be ideal. It has a kitchen and everything. So, a nice accommodation, we had a good menu del dia in a local bar just down the road. I should be relaxing and doing my laundry in the albergue because here we got a washing machine and dryer. So, another good day on the camino.
Day 60 – Fisterra to Muxia Videos
My final day on Camino at the end of this...
Difficult to tell from the videos Rob, but what is your average walking speed, it seems quite brisk….3 kms/hr ? I would so love to be able to do a trip like that but my knees & feet are wrecked now from a lifetime of heavy manual work. It would be interesting to know what sort of work the older pilgrims have done before retiring. I rather think that those who have been seated office workers may actually have better legs/ankles/feet in their later years.
My ‘overall’ speed for planning purposes, including breaks is 3kph. But i tend to be a bit faster than that in practice. 3.3 ish.
My actual walking speed is more like 3.5 – 3.8 depending on terrain.
I would be one of the ‘slower’ pilgrims. Which i am more than happy to be! Why rush?
But any speed works! Pat walks at about 2.5 kph. But she gets there ….
It’s about walking to your ability…
Not sure there is,any correlation with type of job. I wrecked my knees in the Army but still manage.
I walked with a 74 year old ex forrestry worker. He left me in his dust….