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Castrojeriz

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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

  • 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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  • Day25

    Arco San Anton

    May 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Ruins of the XIV century convento de San Anton, the monastery and hospice of the Antonine Order which was known for its ability to cure St Anthony's fire. This was a disease caused by a rye fungus, that resulted in a skin fungus causing gangrene and death. Victims came from wetter parts of Europe, where rye was common. Here there was none but it was the power of the orders sacred symbol of the Tau, symbolising divine protection against evil and sickness, that cured them.
    The monks kept pigs which they let run through the local villages with bells round there necks to be fed by them. Free range bacon with their eggs for brekky.
    Above the monastery lies the ruins of the C9th Castillo of Castrojeriz, covering the Roman cast rum and even older visigothic remains.
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  • Day21

    Itero del castillo

    May 14, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Detoured 1.5 km off the main Camino to stay at the albergue municipal on the banks of the rio Pisuerga. Bed and dinner for €10 but the Bulgarian bartender next door charged €6 for a bottle of vino Tinto.

  • Day17

    Day 15. Castrojeriz

    September 19, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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

  • Day16

    Hospital del Alma i Castrojeriz

    July 4, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    You can not teach a man anything; only help him to to find the answer within himself. Med speciell hälsning från Mau i Hospital del Alma till Mona och Kurt.

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