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Frómista

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  • Day29

    More photos from Frómista

    September 20 in Spain

    Just a few more of the room and view, and early morning view after our climb..(this was yesterday - we are now at Carrión de Los Condes, but yesterday’s wifi gave up)..also, an addendum, the San Martin church is now deconsecrated I believe and is a cultural site rather than a working church.

  • Day12

    Tenth stop - Frómista

    May 10 in Spain

    Hontanas -> 35km -> Frómista
    New record! Walking 35km in one day may seem crazy, and it is a little, but I am so proud of having succeeded! It's the nice part of the Camino, always people motivating you along the way and such a great feeling when you finally arrive. Off for diner and then rest

  • Day18

    Day 16. Fromista

    September 20 in Spain

    What an absolute roller coaster of a day. Climbing a mountain in the dark! To hot long dusty flat paths. Hunger, pain, bites, rashes and exhaustion. But together we made it 28km (so my fitbit says) encouraging each other to keep going, we needed it! finally in Fromista for the night, resting everything and sitting in a beautiful courtyard.Read more

  • Day29

    Long walk to Frómista

    September 20 in Spain

    A beautiful walk (again!) today, but one of the longer ones...25.8 kms I think...would consult Amr but he has dozed off beside me...so again we set off in the delicious cool air, which was just as well, as soon after leaving Castrojeriz there is a steep climb (12° ascent), the only demanding part of today, but we managed well with our slow and steady policy! Got to the top not even breathless, except to admire the view, still a little misty. Then it was only a short walk on the plateau and down the other side (this time an 18° descent) also steeply, but this part had been thankfully paved with slightly roughened concrete, so was not hazardous to walk down. Just as well, as we have packed up our sticks since Burgos, knowing that they were almost a nuisance when going on totally level paths...will get them out again in a few days just before León.

    So we did more Maseta walking, and still interesting...I can’t imagine why people sometimes choose to go by bus through this part of the Camino. We crossed a river and into Placencia, another province of the autonomous region of Castilla y León. There are so many autonomous regions...not sure what the federal Spanish government does. So we are still in the grain crop and sunflowers region, and now the are many very green fields of lucerne and also beets. And today we saw something new - a field of lucerne being mowed, or harvested, leaving neat lines of the green leaves ready presumably to be gathered and used as fodder. Not sure if they leave the plants to keep growing to keep cutting off more stems...

    There were 2 little towns on the way, at the first we stopped and had a fresh OJ, and also bought a baguette with jamon and cheese for lunch later (all sliced as we ordered) as our supply of food had run out, and we ate that at one of the rare areas of shade under trees at the top of a rise. Then stopped at the last little town, just 5 kms before here, and had a drink in the little rural hotel where we discovered quite a few of the people we have got to know are staying (after a 19 kms walk)....

    But we happily plodded on, knowing that the last 5 kms were largely beside a canal and fairly shaded and pleasant. So we found our hotel easily having been here before, and have a room looking on to the Iglesia de San Martin - an XI century Romanesque church (consecrated in 1066!) and all is well with the world. I will include a photo from our window, but will have to wait till the sun goes down - at the moment it is pouring in and drying our clothes! Our friends Melanie and Jim, from Mississippi, are also here, so we will also probably see them at dinner tonight, which thankfully can be as early as 6 pm!! They are very good company - quiet, unassuming and interesting - we talk about books, and of course the Camino.

    Well Amr has since woken up and found a shop and got a supply of cheese and apples for the next few walks, and is now gone to see San Martin, so I’ll go too. Will add photos later...
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  • Day19

    Walk from Castrojeriz

    July 21, 2017 in Spain

    Castrojeriz to Población de los Campos.
    Nice walk with mor sunflower fields and a man walking the Camino back towards France with a donkey!
    I stayed at an amazing albergue. Only 12 beds, each in it's own alcove. The lower beds had privacy curtains, and the uppers were like tiny rooms accessed by tiny staircases.Read more

  • Day24

    Castrojeriz to Fromista

    September 30, 2017 in Spain

    9.29.2017 Friday
    We started out early because it would be a hot and long day. 17 miles through hot barren land, but not before we crossed over a 1000 meter mountain Fields were very dry as were we. Only grass and sun flowers were grown here. No farms in sight. A time for reflection as we rested at any area with a lttle shade.
    If course, at the end of the day we were rewarded with a delicious bottle of wine (or two :) )
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  • Day5

    Tag 3 geschafft

    June 12 in Spain

    Bin heute um 7.40 Uhr in San Anton Costraieriz gestartet gemeinsam mit dem Ehepaar aus Berlin. Schon direkt nach dem Dorf war die Sicht auf den Berg: „ Alto de Mostelares“ auf den musste ich rauf, denn der Weg gab die Route vor. Also 1,2 km ein sehr anstrengender Anstieg mit 12% Steigung nach oben😱 (meine Lunge liegt da immer noch irgendwo auf dem Anstieg) und dann als wenn man in Ostfriesland an der Küste ist, war da oben alles flach, wirklich 800 m lang flaches Land! Auf einem Berg! Und dann nach dem anstrengend Aufstieg, der Abstieg! 1 km lang mit 18% Gefälle. Aber danach war der Weg relativ flach, mal mehr mal weniger. Aber ich hatte Muskelkrämpfe, so schlimm wie noch nie! Und jeder Schritt tut einfach weh! Kämpfen und nicht aufgeben! Und dabei singen, laut und alle Lieder die einem in den Kopf schießen. Eigentlich wollte ich bei Km 20 Schluss machen aber die Herberge dort war so dreckig und hat mir einfach nicht gefallen. Also die dreckige Herberge nehmen oder 6 km weiter gehen, war die Frage? Ich hab mich für weitergehen entschieden, da der Ekel größer war als die Wadenkrämpfe. Und nun bin ich 26 km heute gelaufen und hab ne tolle Herberge💪🏻jihaaa! Aber morgen muss ich langsam machen. Denke 18 km .Read more

  • Day17

    Formista

    July 5, 2015 in Spain

    Do not walk in my footsteps; I cannot be your guide. Do not walk before me; I cannot follow you. Walk beside me and I will be your friend.
    May Mariani
    Nu har vi checkat in på dagens härbärge. Bra vandring idag. Besök i Saint Martin men tyvärr ingen mässa idag. Bild från vårt härbärge. God sallad till kvällsmat.Read more

  • Day6

    Castrojeriz nach Fromista

    June 3, 2017 in Spain

    Heute morgen gab es erstmal ein fettes Gewitter...wer mich kennt weiß ich war begeistert. Nach einer Stunde ging es dann um 7 Uhr los. Zuerst alleine Richtung Tafelberg auf die 910m hohe Hochebene. Auf dem Weg nach oben habe ich Susanna überholt, eine gerade in Rente gegangene Physiotherapeutin aus Östereich. Am Vorabend habe ich sie bei einem GinTonic kennengelernt. Oben gab es dann mein Frühstück, in Form einer Cola ... aber keine Angst spätestens um 9:30 kehre ich immer ein und gönne mir ein spanisches Omlett mit Brot. Wir haben dann zu meinem Glück beschlossen den Tag gemeinsam zu bestreiten da wir das gleiche Tempo haben. 6 km vor Fromista hat es mich dann zerrissen. Der Rucksack drückte auf einen Nerv und hinter dem rechten Knie schwoll ein Punkt an. Vor Ort bekam ich eine Massage und vor einer Stunde nochmal eine....ich hätte schreien können. Die 6 km zur Herberge habe ich geradeso noch hinbekommen. Die Herberge kostet 9 EUR hat 56 Betten und ist jetzt voll. Das wird keine schöne Nacht und ich habe zum ersten Mal das obere Bett erwischt...der Italiener unter mir hat den ganzen Fuß verbunden... die Bänder...er kommt leider auch nicht nach oben sonst hätte er getauscht. Susanna und ich haben gut gegessen und ich habe mir auf den Schreck noch ein Eis gegönnt. Bilder habe ich heute leider nicht viele gemacht...wir sind an dem Canal de Castilla ( Treidelweg) entlang gewandert...das Wehr bei Fromista überwindet 14 Höhenmeter.
    Es sind jetzt 20:56 und ich habe soeben Beschlossen meinen Rucksack morgen transportieren zu lassen... weil ich sonst keine Chance habe die 20 km zu schaffen...es dürfte so schon schwierig werden....drückt mir die Daumen.
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Frómista, Fromista

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