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Sep 1, 2016 - Day 4 Boadilla del Camino to Carrion de los Condes

Overview Started off early and saw the sun rise. We tried to mis the hot part of the day but we're not really successful. Went through a lot of dry flat countryside ( the meseta) where there were above ground irrigation channels to many of the fields. Grain had been harvested and there were some lucerne and sunflower crops. After following the canal we stopped in Fromista for breakfast in a bar. Great music playing at 8:30am and locals ordering red wine with their breakfast! Went to the ATM across the road at the bank and saw the 2...

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Sep 14, 2014 - A Million Steps

yes, I figured it out. 500 miles divided by 5280 feet divided by 2.5 feet per stride equals a million steps and a bit more. today was an easy day of 25K, or about 15 miles. Staying at a convent ,Espirtu Santo. we have quite a coterie of perigrinos that keep running into each other. Had dinner and lunch with them. >The thing is you never know if you will ever see them again. You exchange emails and addresses and hope some day youll connect again. Had a great running dicussion about the Catholic >Church and polñitics. All the Europeans seem...

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Apr 18, 2014 - Hornillos Del Camino to Carrion de Los Condes

Sorry we haven’t been terribly diligent about sending out trip reports. After we left Burgos we spent the night of the 15th April at the Bombs and the Buddha place in Hornillos del Camino. I have already posted a report from there. On the 16th we had a hot day hiking to Castrojeriz and stayed at the close end of town. The one saving grace of that day was the lovely restaurant where we had lunch in Hontanas. We wedged ourselves in a corner, with cool church walls on two sides, under a restaurant umbrella shade, and had a wonderful time...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Burgos to Carrion de los Condes

With the windows tightly shut we had 4 layers of glass between us and the Friday night partying going on in the streets below so all was peaceful. The room became a bit stuffy during the night but we both managed to sleep fairly well. In the morning it was all aboard the bus and a drive out of Burgos to a spot in the middle of nowhere on the meseta (high plain)where we joined the Camino. The aspect was flat farmland and the wind, whistling through the wind farm, made the sunshine a little cool. A brisk 3km walk brought us to the town of...

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Jun 13, 2013 - La meseta y la música

Just so you know, the rain in Spain does not stay mainly on the plain. I have had nothing but strong sun ever since reaching la meseta central, having had rain throughout all the mountain and hilly areas I have been through. I left Oviedo and stopped in Pola de Lena on my way south to rejoin the Camino Francés. There I walked out to a lovely, tiny little Santa Cristina de Lena church on the edge of a mountain valley. Utterly peaceful. Train next morning to León where I stayed just long enough to obtain another credencial for pilgrims as...

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