Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Spanish Chapter – Day 27 – Astorga to Rabanal Del Camino

We left Astorga at dawn and were soon at the city limit and in the countryside. It was a gentle climb most of the day, passing places we were recognised from 2016. The path was mostly dirt and stones. The … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 26 – Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga

We left before dawn under a starry sky. The dawn broke across the rolling hills and the view of Astorga in the distance greeted us as the temperature climbed. We made it by late morning with the chance to look … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 25 – Villar de Mazarife to Hospital de Orbigo

The road was straight and long. The first 10km to Villavante seemed dead straight. The next 6km to Hospital de Orbigo went quick and we arrived by mid-day. It was a nice walk. We are staying in an 18 bed … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 24 – León to Villar de Mazarife

The walk to Virgen Del Camino was uphill and along roads. The modern church here is worth a visit and then the path splits and we took the scenic route to Villar de Mazarife. The land flattened and the business … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 23 – Mansilla De Las Mulas to León

There are a lot of roads when walking into a city. Today was broken up by some walking tracks as well. We could see the towers of León cathedral in the distance and by late morning we were there. This … Continue reading

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Camino 2019 – The Spanish Chapter – Day 22 – Calzadilla De Los Hermanillos to Mansilla De Las Mulas

We left Calzadilla De Los Hermanillos before dawn as thunderstorms were forecast. It was a 19km stretch with no services until we got to Reliegos which turned out to be closed. We walked on to our destination and had something … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 21 – Sahagun to Calzadilla De Los Hermanillos

We had breakfast and second breakfast in Sahagun and set off to Calzada de Coto talking with a Spanish pilgrim. We parted as the route split and we took the alternate route with an eight km walk to Calzadilla De … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 20 – Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun

We were walking before dawn and stopped for refreshments at every village we went through so the day soon past by along with the km’s. The landscape was gentle and we passed from Palencia into Castilla Y León and then … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 19 – Carrión de Los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza

We had a great breakfast before setting off on the 17km walk to Calzadilla de la Cueza. It was a long, straight, dusty road. We saw storks eating in the fields we passed and the landscape gently undulated. We reached … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 18 – Fromista to Carrión de Los Condes

We left Fromista at sunrise. It was quite flat terrain today. We took refreshments in Pobllación de Campos and then the path split so we took the alternate route to Villovieco and along the river to Villcazar de Sirga. Then … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 17 – Castrojeriz to Fromista

We left Castrojeriz just before sunrise and climbed Alto de Mostelares. It’s was a long walk to Itero de la Vega and into the province of Palencia. Refreshments at Boadila Del Camino where we saw storks on the church roof. … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 16 – Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz

Breakfast at the Albergue was nothing to write home about. We set out on an overcast and windy morning. We past San Bol which looked like a shed and on to Hontanas. We took refreshments at the first Albergue and … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 15 – Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

We had the pilgrim breakfast from the restaurant outside the municipal Albergue in Burgos with Julia and Sue. I went to the barbershop and got my hair cut down to the wood and then we said goodbye to Sue and … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 14 – Atapuerca to Burgos

We left at 6am and climbed Sierra de Atapuerca. The lights of Burgos twinkled in the distance. After descending we crossed the rolling hills towards the airport and a deer said goodbye to us. We found the route along the … Continue reading

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The Spanish Chapter – Day 13 – Villafranca Montes de Oca to Atapuerca

Starting before sunrise as it’s going to be a hot day. We climb Alto de la Pedraja and follow the path through the forest. A picnic breakfast in the forest and refreshments at Agés. Before we know it the 19km … Continue reading

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