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Apr 23, 2019 - Sahagun

23 April 2019 Sahagun Yes, I’m still in Sahagun. The tiny bones in my feet are killing me. No blisters. Just little bones out of alignment. This is a new problem I have not experienced in the past. I’ve always been a strong hiker. Perhaps the insoles of my hiking shoes needed replacement so I’ve picked up some new ones. I decided to spend a few more days in Sahagun and skip the next two walking days and take the train to Leon. (Also, the hotel in Sahagun has a bathtub the size of a small swimming pool, unlimited hot water and the most...

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Apr 20, 2019 - Carrion de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios

380.6 Kms to Santiago (I'm over half way!!!!) Terradillos de los Templarios is such a small town (80 people) that I could not find it on the map so I just used Sahagun (15 kms away) as the location on the map. Today's walk was VERY WINDY but sunny and a long long stretch with no towns, no washrooms, no shade from the sun or block from the wind. At times I thought I would be blown away. In the last town before reaching Terradillos, I sat with my feet up drinking wine with a German woman who decided to ordered a taxi. I asked to share the...

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Apr 19, 2019 - Fromista to Carrion de los Condes

Today, for the most part, is a walk along a highway - the route is called the "senda". Or you can chose a route off the highway - I chose the route less travelled hoping for some quiet time. The first part was lovely. Then the mucky meseta made itself present in the second part. Along the way I met a snail. A pilgrim told me that people were collecting them to eat. This snail I captured on film. I was reminded about an other pilgrim I met on a previous Camino who was trying to save caterpillars travelling across the path. She was carrying...

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Apr 18, 2019 - Castrojeriz to Fromista

Fromista - 426.7 kms to Santiago When I woke up this morning it was raining. It rained all day. Today was a walk on the meseta (the flat area). But I called it the "muddy meseta". One hikes up the hill from Castrojeriz to the meseta - but the walk becames gumbo. Each step meant that you carrying another inch of the clay-like soil on you feet, and socks and trousers. It was slipping and sliding all along for the first 10 kms. The biggest concern was staying upright so you didn't fall into the muck. Walking through that mess was...

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Apr 17, 2019 - Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz

To be frank, somehow I lost photos of the walk from Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz. I remember the weather was nice. Oh, later I was able to find some of the photos so I added them. Not sure what's going on with my phone - it seems to want to hike photos from me. When I arrive in Castrojeriz, I stopped at the old hostel where Pat Henderson and I stayed when we did the Camino called El Manzano (apple orchard) and took a photo of a glass of wine I was drinking. But somehow the photo was lost as my recollection of the walk so there is no...

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Apr 16, 2019 - Hornillos del Camino

Hornillos del Camino - 471.7 kms from Santiago Today we entered the Meseta. Sort of the Spanish equivalent of walking across Saskatchewan. It's flat - huge sky - no trees. But quite lovely in it's own right. This may be the plains of Spain. But today it didn't rain. Instead it was full sun with no shade. New people to meet now. I took a rest day in Burgos yesterday (nothing much to add to the blog as I just rested!!) The pilgrims I walked with earlier have moved on. The Irish triplets have returned to Ireland. I met a retired Swedish...

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Apr 14, 2019 - San Juan de Ortega to Burgos (Burgos Day 1)

Walking from San Juan de Ortega to Burgos is an interesting mix of wonderful and awful. The hotel and bar does not open for breakfast until 8:30 a.m. That’s a little later than I would normally go for breakfast as my luggage must be packed and ready to be picked up at 8:00 a.m. And I was anxious to get into Burgos as it was Palm Sunday and there would be much going on. So I headed out without coffee or breakfast. That does not make for a happy hiker. But the path out of San Juan is mystical through a forest – with cuckoos talking with one...

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Apr 14, 2019 - Palm Sunday - Burgos 2

Burgos 2 On the evening of Palm Sunday there is a procession beginning at 8:00 from the Church of San Gil , a few blocks from our hotel. I convinced the Irish triplets that instead of dinner (which wouldn’t begin until 9:00 p.m. - much to their consternation), we should go watch the Palm Sunday evening procession. There are two entrances to the Church - one is being repaired and is closed, so we found a bar on the other side of the Church and watched all the members of the band and the various participants going into the church while we...

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Apr 13, 2019 - Belarado to San Juan de Ortega

This was again a long walk and my feet were yelling at me once again. The trail followed roadways in the beginning and then there was a steep hike up into the hills around half way through the day. In the distance I could see snow on the mountains. It was warm however, and I'm getting quite the sunburned face. Once you reach the high point in the trail there was a mass grave of people killed in the civil war in this area. And some picnic tables for those who wanted to spend time there - or tired pilgrims who wanted to take off their shoes...

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Apr 12, 2019 - Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado

Belorado 543 kms from Santiago At least it was sunny today. But the walk into Belarado is along an autopista and on hard tarmac for much of the way. My feet are yelling at me. I wasn't going to eat dinner tonight figuring that I could survive on vino tinto. Heading out for dinner at 8:00 p.m. after you've been tucking into your bed for a few hours rest after a long hike doesn't really appeal. But I decided that I needed some varity in my menu - so I went out and bought a chocolate bar. What could be healthier? Tastier? And since I was...

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Sep 27, 2018 - Segovia - Alcazars and Aqueducts

Segovia, surely this is where I shall meet my Spanish Cabillero, knight in white shining armour, as opposed to our Cabillero with the swinging pony tail, the Alcazar looks like a good spot to start looking. Ahhh San Sebastián was fun and Evan’s favourite city, Evan you and Rach would not have got further than the beaches, such a lovely place, I could’ve stayed longer. Five hours on the train through pretty boring countryside to Segovia and entertainment was somewhat lacking as Trumps 1st cousin, unfortunately, like her Uncle Donald, had...

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Apr 24, 2018 - Cacabelos to La Faba

Day 23 - El Camino Maximum & finishing elevation = 893 m, minimum & starting elevation = 483m. 10 - 27 degrees. Sunny. We got up and out early, just after 7am. Walked the undulating hills for 8 kms to Villafranca de Bierzo. Vineyards ruled dotted with flowering fruit trees. Villafranca del Bierzo was nestled into the base of a mountain, castle, cathedral, beautiful. We breakfasted on Tortilla. Then, headed out into the mountains. River on our left, road on our right, the mountains towering above us on both sides. We wound around the...

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