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Going Slow

Day 15 Burgos to Hornillos

8 May 2014

Passing the 300km Mark

Yesterday we passed the 300 km mark as we left Burgos for a long stretch near, alongside and crossing main roads and a railway line. Not fun!


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First Blisters

Day 16 Hornillos to Castrojerez

Day 17 Castrojerez to Fromista

10 May 2014


Over 330km into our Camino, and just when I was feeling complacent,  I felt a niggle on my left heel only 11km into today’s 26km walk. … Read the rest

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So I lied…

Day 18 Fromista to Carrion de los Condes

12 May 2014

The Side Route Paid Off

Yesterday we had a lovely walk along a river.  Shade, birdsong, wildflowers and even frogs letting us know they were there. We were fortunate … Read the rest

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A magic day

Day 19 Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de las Cuevas

13 May 2014

Some Days are Easier than Others

I don’t understand how the more than 22km today seemed easier than the 17km yesterday. The long, straight and hard

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Off the main track

Day 20 Calzadilla de las Cuevas to Sahagun

Day 21 Sahagun to El Burgo de Ranero

Day 22 El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas

15 May 2014

A Less Worn Path

Yesterday we took the less popular Roman … Read the rest

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Day 23 Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon

Day 24 Leon to Villavante

17 May 2014

Boot Stories

There are so many stories along the road. I like the one about Lois from the UK (left)who wore in his army … Read the rest

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It’s not snow

Day 25 Villavante to Hospital de Orbiga

Day 26 Hospital de Orbiga to Astorga

19 May 2014

Plane Trees

The fluff from the plane trees has been in the air for two weeks now.  It has gradually been getting thicker … Read the rest

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A Wonderful Day

Day 27 Astorga to Rabanal

Day 28 Rabanal to El Acebo

20 May 2014

Vespers on the Camino

Yesterday I walked in boots for the first time in two days with no ill effects. We arrived at the village of … Read the rest

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It had to happen

Day 29 El Acebo to Ponferrada

Day 30 Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

23 May 2014

Rain Rain and Rain

After more than four weeks with no rain, yesterday we set off in our rain gear with beanies and gloves. … Read the rest

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A Chance Meeting

Day 31 Villafranca del Bierzo to Las Herrrerias

Day 32 Las Herrerias to O’Cebreiro

24 May 2014

Finally Some Aussies

While wifi is free everywhere, the signal is often poor in our room. Last night we were using the Internet … Read the rest