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27 travelers at this place:

  • Day1

    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

  • Day127


    July 6 in Spain

    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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  • Day17

    Day 15. Castrojeriz

    September 19 in Spain

    Wow, an early morning start 5:45am! Climbing hills in the dark, hard work but seeing all the stars in the sky is so beautiful. We are making good progress, making it to our accommodation in good time, for showers and rests before dinner. Some good photos today, certainly starting to see a difference in the body as well as the mind.Read more

  • Day28

    Now in Castrojeriz

    September 19 in Spain

    Today was a lovely 20.89 km walk to Castrojeriz - starting at 8 am with a delicious 13°temperature and a little fog in the valley where Hornillos del Camino is. As we gradually rose on a very gentle gradient we emerged out of the mist, but the cloudless day remained cool and pleasant for a couple of hours! Such wide open spaces (must be amazing at night to see the stars here) and yet there is variation, and dips and little rivers...I never find it boring...there is stubble from fields of wheat, oats and barley, and still lots of dying and blackening sunflowers, not yet quite ready for harvest. And there are fields of what I now know is lucerne, or alfalfa. Just lovely. Stopped at the halfway point for a fresh OJ, and had lunch near the ruins of a convent just before approach to Castrojeriz. An easy walk, but we were hot by the time we got to the see the town in the distance for several kilometres, and as it was early we elected to detour via the church - as the Camino directs us to...then it is a long walk to the actual town, which is a long thin strip at the bottom of a hill, on top of which is another ruined church.

    So we are here and showered and washing done and all good. Many of the people we meet along the way are staying here and tonight we plan to have dinner with an American couple, Melanie and Jim. As we set off this morning we again ran into the Canadian sisters, Judy and Dorothy, who are also here, as well as 2 women from NY state and the Aussie father/daughter combo, Michael and Claire. We are all in a rhythm at the moment as these towns are about 20 kms apart, so we see the same people from time to time...there are also a group (or several groups?) of Germans and French, who are all becoming familiar. A good feeling of camaraderie.

    I don’t know how strong the wifi is here, but am hoping! Amr is ecstatic that yesterday’s wifi was so good - he upgraded all his devices, downloaded everything he wanted to, caught up with his emails..!! It was unexpected, as it was a small casa rural. And our attic room, though very sweet, never cooled off as much as I would have liked overnight, despite Amr opening the skylight as wide as he could reach. However, no complaint, and good coffee in the morning! Amr says the wifi is acceptable here!! But I think I’ll send the words first, then try for photos and see how we go.
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  • Day21

    Hornillos to Castrojeriz - 12.5 miles

    October 12, 2017 in Spain

    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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  • Day24

    Hornillos (Estépar) to Castrojeriz

    September 30, 2017 in Spain

    9.28.2017 Thursday
    From El Molino, we were driven back to Hornillos by Maxi, the owner. He is 82 and asked Manny if he wanted him to drive the Camino way/through the fields. Well you know Manny said yes. We thought the car was going to fall apart! Somehow we made it to town and we were off again. 16 miles. Little to no vegetation. Trails were hard on the feet due to no rain. The days typically start out nice and cool but quickly heat up. With no trees, it gets hot, fast. The heat makes it twice as hard
    Today, arrival at our accomodations couldn't come soon enough.
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  • Day4

    Tag 2 geschafft

    June 11 in Spain

    Puh das waren heute sehr anstrengende 28 km! Aber ich bin angekommen, unterwegs gab es so viel Regen und der Weg war so matschig! Mussten daher den Camino umbenennen in: „ Camino de Matsch!“ und dann mit mal aus dem nix kommt die Sonne raus. Immer nur kurz, aber man nimmt jede Regenpause mit Wohlwollen auf. Trotzdem der Weg ist so matschig, fast lehmig das, dass Laufen so schwer war! Mich hatten zwischendurch so die Kräfte verlassen - aber welche Möglichkeit hast du mitten im Nirgendwo? - KEINE- also musst du weiter gehen. Der Weg hat sich aber gelohnt hab, ne tolle Herberge und ein super nettes deutsches Paar aus Berlin kennengelernt. Deutsch zu sprechen nach mehreren Tagen nur Englisch, tat sehr gut. Das Highlight des Abends war, als der Besitzer uns in seinen Weinkeller führte. Sehr beeindruckend und so alte Gemäuer! Toll! Zu guter Letzt half mir der Besitzer noch ein Paket fertig zu machen welches nach Santiago geht, weil nach DE schicken wäre viel zu teuer sagte er. Und nun sende ich 2,2 kg nach Santiago. Ok er schickt es dahin. Ich bin gespannt ob es ankommt....Read more

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