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El Burgo Ranero

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  • Day31

    Nog een stoere chicaa

    August 7, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Ik zat even uit te puffen in de schaduw, komt er een wandelaar voorbij. De eerste vrouw alleen die ik tegenkom! Zo stoer van haar! Girlpowerrr

    Ondertussen ben ik voor vandaag gefinisht! Er zijn geen campings in de buurt dus ik had een Albergue uitgezocht met een grote tuin. En daar mag ik nu m'n tentje opzetten! Hij sprak alleen Spaans dus ik moest met gebaren uitleggen wat m'n plannetje was met de tent. Wat hebben we gelachen😂 Maar uiteindelijk begrepen we elkaar!Read more

  • Day31

    Genieten!

    August 7, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Gedoucht, kleding gewassen, tent staat klaar, wat aan m'n fiets geprutst... Tijd om te relaxen! En kijk eens wat ik vanmiddag vond? Ik ga genieten van een klein beetje Nederland! Half warm is dit vast ook wel te drinken toch?
    Ojaaa zie je de lijntjes op m'n benen? Die gaan denk ik nooit meer weg🙈
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  • Day31

    What a night!

    August 7, 2020 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 29 °C

    Vanochtend ontmoette ik tegelijk met de Nederlanders een nogal bijzonder stel: een Koreaan en een Fransman. En wie kwam ik vanmiddag tegen in de Albergue? Wat een geweldige avond. Ik heb zoooo hard gelachen. En begonnen we met rode wijn, zijn we geëindigd met Martinis waar ik de tel kwijt raakte. De gekste verhalen bleven maar komen tijdens het pelgrimsmenu en we bleven maar lachen dat de andere gasten ons een beetje gek aankeken😂 Hopelijk heb ik hier morgen niet al te veel spijt van hahahRead more

  • Sep26

    Sahagun To El Burgo Ranero

    September 26, 2019 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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  • Day32

    Tijd om op te staan!

    August 8, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Oke sure het opstaan ging niet vanzelf, maarrrr ik voel mij nog redelijk fit! Dus we gaan er weer tegenaan vandaag. Maar eerst nog even ontbijten ;)

  • Day34

    Day 34a. El Burgo Ranero, Camino.

    September 7, 2019 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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  • Day37

    Rest day in Leon

    September 17, 2019 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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  • Day33

    Photos from yesterday - walk to Sahagún

    September 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Yesterday’s wifi refused to send photos, at a smaller, less posh place today, and think it is better!

  • Day21

    Today's walk

    September 7, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    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.Read more

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