Cervatos de la Cueza

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  • Day31


    August 7, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    De eerste 20km zitten er alweer op! Waarvan een ruime 17km gravel was haha. O-ver-al zit stof, maar het was prachtig! Even de schaduw opgezocht om wat te drinken en lezen en dan ga ik zo weer verder!

  • Day3

    Villalcázar to Calzadilla la Cueza

    September 23, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    So, it has been a few days since my last post for a few reasons. Mostly, WiFi issues and time but I am more focused at the task of completing the 150 miles than taking photos. Maybe because I am more used to it here and being on the meseta, there is not so much to see so I just put my head down and walk. I have some video but I have been unsuccessful in sharing them...having an issue uploading them. But, this day, I left Villalcázar and walked to another small town. It was a 15 mile walk through high heat and a lot of dust on the old Roman road. I finally made it into town around 2pm....did laundry, showered....the usual stuff. I had a fantastic dinner with 4 ladies from Western Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Finland. I ended up sleeping outside next to a huge stack of hay bales...a great peaceful night under the stars. Thank you for checking in!Read more

  • Day19

    de los Condes-Calzadilla de la Cueza

    May 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Petite journée de 17km après une soirée bien arrosé avec nos nouveaux amis d’Edmonton, des USA et de l’Irlande. Aujourd’hui, nous avons eu l’impression d’avoir marché dans un champ de Ste-Madeleine toute la journée. C’est une journée très ordinaire. A notre arrivée, nous avons croisé nos amis d’Avignon probablement pour la dernière fois.Read more

  • Day28

    The Roman Road

    May 15, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    This was our view today, for 14 miles. Looks pretty monotonous, right? Until you realize ... we were walking part of the original Roman road through Spain, still intact after 2000 years (with just a new gravel covering). The Romans transported an estimated 100,000 tons of rock just to build the substrata of this road through what were wetlands at the time. And none of the rock was from local sources...

    Meanwhile, the wheat and barley fields we passed by have been farmed since the Romans’ time. Not such a boring walk after all (though we were happy to reach the little village of Calzadilla, and our hostal!).

    The snowy mountains to our north made us feel we were in Switzerland. But for the first time we walked in shorts and short sleeves.
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  • Day14

    The Fallen

    September 23, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Marita was born 27 years ago on a beautiful summer day in Calgary. This post is dedicated to her.

    There are sobering moments on the Camino when you come across a monument or a cross memorializing a pilgrim's last steps in life on the Way. Some are simple markers and others full blown headstones. Some died well on in their years and others much younger.

    We have seen tributes to people from many parts of the world -- all who dreamed of making it to Santiago de Compostella but fell short. We remember the fallen, honouring them by moving forward while keeping their memory warm and close in our hearts.
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  • Day20

    A looooong day

    July 22, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    I walked about 21 miles today. There was no where to stop for the last 10.75 miles, but fortunately, the weather has been very good. About 80° with a breeze. My feet are very sore!

  • Day31

    Walk to Calzadilla de la Cueza

    September 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Today was short - 16.5 kms! But it was quite hard work for the last 10 kms or so as it was totally exposed, and no villages between here and Carrión. It was completely flat, and amazingly not boring scenery (though I think some people may not have agreed!) with the usual dead sunflowers, stubble and surprisingly a few fields of corn! Haven’t seen that lately. And rows of trees breaking the monotony.

    So we left our luxury hotel at 8.50, late for us, but breakfast wasn’t till 8. It is such a beautiful place- Monasterio de San Zoilo - was once a Benedictine monastery, hence the cloister outlook from our room, and yes Liv, we actually had a double bed rather than 2 put together. The risk with a double bed is sometimes that there is only one long pillow for the 2 or you, but this perfect place not only had a pillow each, but 3 pillows each!!

    So we set off, with plenty of water for this day in the sun, and got here by the beginning we did have a fair bit of shade, with trees alongside the track, but it was just the end part that was extremely bright and hot. On arrival we sat immediately and had a beer before checking in, and then as we hadn’t eaten our lunch yet, we shared a plate of freshly made seafood paella!! Yum! This was all with the many people we now who are in step with us - ie stopping at the same towns...

    Calzadilla de la Cueza is a tiny place, 5 years ago it didn’t appear at all on Google maps, but my photos actually say that is where we are...We had a drink here with Michael and Claire but they had to walk another 9 kms to another town...poor then we were so relaxed knowing we were “home”...and it may be the last time we encounter them as we are a bit out of sync from now on...they will already be in León when we walk in, but it is a big place (compared to these villages). But we have a very comfortable and convivial group of peregrino friends here at the moment, and will be in sync with them for a while at least.

    Tomorrow we walk into Sahagún, past the place where we are photographed on Google maps!
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