Today was the longest day yet. And you’d think I learned last time around not to walk more than 25km. Today was long, hot, and included a couple of blisters at the end. But it also included fabulous views, lovely friends, and a local bon fire party. We left today at 4am so that… Continue reading Day 25 – Rabanal to Ponferrada (33km). The longest day yet.
Back to walking. My feet (and the rest of my body) are very thankful for a 2-day rest. Feet are healed, muscles relaxed, and spirit ready to walk again. I am now back on the part of the Camino that I walked in 2013. Let’s see how different this stretch is.
Today I’m being a tourigrino – a tourist-Peregrino. Sightseeing in Leon & hoping a bus to Astorga so I can get to Santiago in time for my flight. Sushi in Leon. It is very plausible that this is the only sushi along the Camino. Leon Parador at night Goodbye Leon. You’ve been good… Continue reading Day 23 – Leon to Astorga (a rest day – 0km)
It is back to 90+ degree heat. Today our camino family trio separated. I decided to skip ahead to Leon now that down to just 16 days. Siera took the day off in Carrion de los Condes to rest her foot. And Tony decided to brave the 17km stretch to the next town. I just… Continue reading Day 22 – Boadilla to Leon
Today was a lovely and sunny walk from Castrojeritz to Boadilla. Much better than the least two windy cold days.
Fields… Fields… And nothing but fields. We are officially on the meseta – the flat highlands of Spain. All you see are wheat fields occasionally dotted by a lonely tree, a tiny village or a old castle on a hill. Some people say the manotony of the meseta is boring and can drive one nuts.… Continue reading Day 20 – Hornillos to Castrojeriz (20km)