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Castrogeriz

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  • Day29

    Day 29e. Castrojeriz, Camino.

    September 2 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We stayed at Albergues Ultreia about half way along the very long main road. Our room is a double private room with en-suite bathroom for 48€. A bit hefty in price. The township is made up of lots of Albergues and Hostels.
    We showered, washed our clothes, walked the Main Street and settled for a beer and nibblies at the bar across from our Albergue.
    We walked the Main Street to the end and viewed the Iglesia de Santo Domingo.
    We also had dinner in the bar across the street from the hotel. Amazingly several of the people we met last night also found their way to the pub looking for company. We spoke with the English "chap" we sat with last night and passed a few words and nods with others who sat at their own tables but seemed to be listening to us chat anyway. It did feel like we established a bit of a group and it was a good night.
    Off to sleep to dream of more dusty roads and second breakfasts and cosy little hamlets and inexpensive beer and early mornings.
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  • Day29

    Day 29c. Church Santa Maria, Castrojeriz

    September 2 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    The Church of Nuestra Señora del Manzano ("Our Lady of Manzano") or Iglesia de Santa María del Manzano is a Catholic church in the town of Castrojeriz, in the province of Burgos. Construction of the current building was begun in 1214, through the will of Queen Berengaria of Castile, daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and mother of Ferdinand III of Castile. It is located at the foot of the hill on which the Castle of Castrojeriz stands. It previously held the rank of collegiate church.Read more

  • Day30

    Day 30. Castrojeriz to Frómista, Camino.

    September 3 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Castrojeriz to Frómista a distance of 25 km.
    Breakfast at the bar across from our Albergue and a surprising long 11km walk to second breakfast!!
    About 1 kilometre out of Castrojeriz the track joined a restored section of roman road originally built to provide a solid route across the boggy Odrilla valley. We came across a wooden footbridge across the Rio Odrilla and then a very steep 1050 metre 12% incline walk up to the Alto de Mostelares. You can see old Roman mines where they used to mine for Mica, as you can see the seams of Mica on the hillsides that look like terraces.

    The Meseta is known as The Head section of the Camino. Long stretches with no shade and no villages so plenty of time for thinking. That worked well for Susie but for Ron only the first 50m and then he had nothing to think about.

    The earlier stages generally have a village every 5km.
    An unforgiving trek today. Freezing cold this morning, very glarey and hot this afternoon, lots of hills, almost no shade and long stretches between villages.
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  • Day127

    Castrojeriz

    July 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    July 6th

    We walked about 12/13 miles to Castrojeriz today, which takes us over the 200 mile mark. Woohoo! This village was established by Count Muño (or Nuño Nuñez), who defended the fort at the end of the ninth century against the Arabs. Before that it had been a Celtiberian, Roman and Visigoth fortress. We are staying at an albergue that is in a building that is 500 years old. 😳 The locals say that kings and queens would stop here to stay...crazy old history over here!

    We are really enjoying walking in the early morning with the sounds of the birds as the sun rises. Most of our walk today was along dirt roads or paths with just a little road walking. We had a nice breeze again, and it did not get too hot. One of the videos I added has the sounds of the birds.

    When we walked through the Arc de San Anton today, we could hear some wonderful jazz music coming from a bar/cafe area. We stopped in for drinks and met such a nice man running it. I’m talking with him, he gave us his motto on life: “One should only work for life...Never live to work. When you work for life, then you are happy, you have family, you have friends. You must know that is the important thing. Living to work is an unhappy life.” Very wise words spoken by an extremely happy man 🙂

    We also met a man named Everett (from Los Angeles) who has been walking on the Camino since June 1st. His story of how long it took him to hike up and over the Pyrenees was inspiring. Inspiring because he did not give up, and kept on going for 14 hours! So far he has only been able to do about 10 kilometers a day, but he hopes to lengthen that with the new insoles he bought today. You would like Everett. Maybe we will see him again down the path. I sure hope so. I included a picture of Alan with him.

    I have heard people say that the Camino is special, and we agree. A nineteen year old German boy said today that the Camino is how the whole world should be, and it’s so true. The leaders of the world could learn a lot from this.
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  • Day1

    Castrojeriz to Boadillo Del Camino

    September 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Hola from Spain! I have been here three days but for a few reasons which include being up for 30+ hours getting here and limited WiFi....I haven’t posted until now. I arrived in Madrid on Thursday morning and after a bus ride and a 9 hour wait in Burgos, I arrived in Castrojeriz....a small town out on the meseta that I walked to last April & May. I arrived around 7 pm and ended up sleeping in their empty wine cellar. It was that or in a hot bunk room with 12 other people. The wine cellar was 20 degrees cooler and I had the place to myself. I have a great sleeping bag and pad so it worked well....slept like a baby. I got up and left around 7am which this time of year is still dark here. I made it to Boadillo Del Camino around 2pm and booked into an albergue. That is it for Friday’s travels....thank you for checking in!Read more

  • Day16

    Fromista

    September 6 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    25 km über einen zwischenzeitlich wunderbaren Weg mit eindrucksvollem Hügel. Der erste Zwischenstopp ist eine alte Herberge aus dem 13. Jhdt, in der auch heute noch Pilger übernachten können. Der erste Café con Leche wieder 11 km weg, aber unser Hospitalero hatte alle mit halbfrischem Kaffee und geröstetem Brot versorgt. Er hat uns auch überzeugt, bis Fromista zu laufen, statt in Boadilla del Camino zu bleiben (dort gab es aber als Lunch einen wunderbar saftigen Mandelkuchen!). In Fromista wurden wir in eine neuere Herberge geschickt, die absolut toll ist und wo auch US-Camino-Freundinnen schon Stellung bezogen haben. Überall hängen tolle Bilder, der Eigentümer ist Künstler! Wir dürfen die voll ausgestattete Küche nutzen - Zeit für ein Curry!Read more

  • Day21

    Hornillos to Castrojeriz - 12.5 miles

    October 12, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    Had a nice breakfast of crosants, toast, jelly and coffee and noticed that my host had an autographed picture of a scene from "The Way" by the film producer on his wall. Nice.

    Left in the dark as it was a one horse town and easy to get out of quickly. Nice and cool, but got warm as the sun rose. I was reminded of one of my favorite songs as I started...On the road again, love to be on the road again...playing music with my friends, etc. Willie Nelson made a good one.

    Have been singing a bit too, well, not too much and only when no one is within 200 yards or so, but Peter, Paul, and Mary is one of my favorite groups... "500 miles" and "where have all the flowers gone" are tunes I can relate to from younger days.

    Terrain was much the same as yesterday and got much closer to the wind turbines that you can see in yesterday's pictures (you need to expand the pictures to see them on the horizon).

    Saw the remains of a field of sun flowers and am reminded of the ones we had this year at home that were consumed by the bears and squirrels. I guess it does rain on the plains of Spain from time to time.

    Another breakfast break at the first community (2 hours away from where I stayed) and love the chocolate pastries. Charged up I continued and ran into Kathy from Australia. We walked the rest of the way and found an albergue in Castrojeriz. Cleaned up and laundry is in the dryer.

    Today is a holiday so most commercial businesses are closed, but the bars are open (wonderful) and a beer for lunch makes me fit in with the locals. Great lunch with a totella and beer. Had quite a group with England, Canada, USA, and Poland walked up as we were finishing. Very nice day to sit outside for lunch and engage in idle chatter. Dinner is next!

    Wonderful group dinner. Three courses..salad, desert, and not sure what I ate for the entree, but it was tasty.

    Done for the day. More manana.
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