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Burgo Ranero, El

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  • Day34

    Day 34. Calzadilla-Mansilla de Las Mulas

    September 7 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Reliegos to Mansilla 6.2km.
    We had to make the decision of whether to follow the Camino on the straight old Roman road with nothing but Meseta or cut across to El Burgo Ranero and rejoin the French Camino path.
    At breakfast we discussed it. We couldn't face another 18km of nothing but most of the others were keen to do it, hoping the old road might peep through the new surfacing just up ahead somewhere.
    The Murphy’s decided to follow us on what we dubbed the Australian way. We walked with the group for about 4km then we and the Murphys turned left leaving our other friends behind with great wailing of Adios Amigos and the like.
    It was only 2km to El Burgo Ranero and the new Camino Frances. The Roman Road was the old way called the Green Way and was just more dust and rocks.
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  • Day34

    Day 34a. El Burgo Ranero, Camino.

    September 7 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    After we parted from the other Peregrinos to get on the French path we walked for 2km into El Burgo Ranero which has a population of 841. We stopped for second breakfast and then off to continue our journey to Reliegos. As we previously warned Geraldine and Terry, after 2nd breakfast we took off at a speed that Susie was comfortable with. They were not unhappy with that as Geraldine found Susie a bit quick as do most people. 8km after El Burgo Ranero we reached the village of Villamarco a bit off the track so we by-passed it.

    We had a few stops along the way to Reliegos but got there and collapsed into red chairs at a cafe table under part shade. We took off our sock and shoes and just sat for at least 30 minutes. We then ordered some coffee and juice as Terry and Geraldine appeared out of nowhere. We were surprised they caught us. It was a long way and 30 minutes is not a long time in this world. In Roman times Reliegos was an important transport centre as it lay at the coming together of three major roads. It's most recent claim to fame though is that of the last major meteorite strike to have hit Spain, way back at 8am on the 28th December 1948. The meteorite fell on the Calle Real and weighed around 8.9 kilos.

    After eating we took of again to Mansilla.
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  • Day33

    Another easy walk - at El Burgo Ranero

    September 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We are spoilt with these flat walks...still on the Maseta but this will end soon after León I think. We left leisurely at 8.10, and the searing heat of yesterday afternoon had transformed to delicious cool, and we walked out of Sahagún almost liking the city! It is not beautiful, but we do cross a lovely Roman bridge as we leave. This is an intensely agricultural area....in the distance the silo is taller than any of the church towers!! But today didn’t feel quite as far away from civilisation....there were main roads and trucks on the horizon, but we walked along a little path next to a very minor road, hardly any cars, and with a shade-providing line of trees, and we didn’t even work up a sweat. Extremely comfortable and still interesting.

    So here we are, before 1 pm, in a tiny place, washed and refreshed. Our washing is hanging out on our balcony (hope no one looks up from the bar and sees it!)...and tomorrow is another fairly easy, flat walk of about 20 kms I think, and then we walk into León on Wednesday and stay for 2 nights!
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  • May30

    Early morning walk

    May 30 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 39 °F

    Since I took an alternate route yesterday to stay at the albergue that my friend Nan was volunteering at I had a longish walk (about 12 miles) before breakfast. I started just as the sun was coming up.

  • Day37

    Sahagun To El Burgo Ranero

    September 26 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    A relatively easy day today along the Frances. What a difference it is along this trail. Many other pilgrims along the trail, and at rest stops. The trails are all well groomed, and shaded by rows of trees. The villages are much closer together, and there is always food and drink at hand.

    Staying at a hostal tonight. Many more choices of places to stay compared with 2013.

    On the downside, a pilgrim told me last night that their friend in Santiago had to wait 3 days to get their compestela. There are so many in Santiago that you have to stand in line to get a number, then follow your number on an app that you download to monitor it’s progress.

    Anyway just a few pics today.
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  • May29

    A friendly face from home!

    May 29 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    My friend Marcella emailed me yesterday to let me know that Nan Schulman from our Camino group in Oregon was volunteering as a hospitalera "somewhere on the Meseta". It turned out that the town she's in was a good stopping point for me today.

    This is a very quiet town of about 150 people. Quite a few of the buildings are built of straw and adobe.Read more

  • Day37

    Rest day in Leon

    September 17 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Yesterday we walked 24 klms along the old Roman road instead of along the highway from Sahagún to Mansilla de los Mulas.
    If you know yer Román roads then you know they are made up of layers and layers of rocks. So it made for a bumpy and slow walk. We had to stop a few times when there was shade (hardly any on the way) and give the feet an airing, it helps to prevent blisters forming. Take boots and both sets of socks off.
    We decided to bus 🚍 the last few clicks into León as we knew it was just car dealerships and factories for another 18klms ,no guilt felt whatsoever. There are pilgrims who walk every single kilometre and feel like they have cheated if they don't, that's their choice, I chose the bus and we booked a hotel for a rest day. The bliss of real sheets a double bed, towels and our own shower.🚿
    León seems like a nice city, it has a nice vibe. Today after a nights sleep we are chilling with a late breakfast, watching the people go by and not planning on doing too much except pottering.
    We have now walked 461 k's which I can hardly believe so we are over the halfway stage, we plan to walk to finisterre(the ocean) which is another 100 so that will be 900 if we can do it all. That's like walking to Sydney from Brisbane, wow. 😲
    Things I've noticed are
    Spanish don't do tea, no kettle and teabags in hotels and hardly a kettle anywhere to be found. I miss tea! 🥤
    They eat a Lot of bread, I love bread but I am getting a bit fed up of it. 🥪
    Europeans in general smoke a lot. 🚭
    Older guys go to the local bar for a few drinks and play cards or dominoes with their friends in the afternoon, I thought that seemed like a nice thing. 🍻
    Spanish ladies can be feisty. 🔥
    Spanish ladies dress beautifully on the whole, lovely shoes and outfits. I have often felt a bit underdressed in my Pilgrim attire that I wear everyday.
    Some days I have even had to commit fashion crime and wear socks with sandals to protect my sore blistered feet. 👡
    Yes you can walk on blisters!
    It's amazing how little you actually need to live.
    I have 2 outfits and 2 sets of socks to wear.
    1pr sandals 1 pr boots. 👢
    My whole pack weighs less than 6 kilos now as I've gotten rid of useless items like a swimming costume, evening top and things I've forgotten about.
    Happiness doesn't require stuff 🧐
    So till next time, adiós amigos 👨‍❤️‍👨
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  • Day21

    Today's walk

    September 7, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 90 °F

    21 miles today, and even though it was still hot, there was a lot of shade and a nice breeze. And the walk went by fast because I was walking with a Spaniard who was kind enough to let me practice my Spanish.

  • Day27

    Until We Meet Again

    September 25, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Some familiar faces that have shared the trail or a common meal with us are leaving The Way. Andres catches a train back to Madrid for work, Barbara and Francisca (and their doggie pawed chaos tubes) return to Italy, the Belgians - Rosette, Eric, & Adelan - will finish in Leon, Jean-Luis and his wife have returned to their farm near Orloron St.Marie, we've lost track of the Germans - Hagen, Elsbeth, et al. Hyun Sook Shin, who walks more slowly, may intersect with our Camino again. BUT with shared contact information, who knows where we will meet again.Read more

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