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    • Day13

      Irgendwo im Nirgendwo Teil 2

      May 5, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      Kann es kaum glauben, aber ich habe auf Anhieb das Zelt aufbauen können 😊😇😂😂😂 bzw. es ist bislang noch nicht in sich zusammen gefallen 🤭🤭🤭 und hoffentlich kommt keiner und sagt dass ich hier gar nicht das Zelt aufstellen darf 😱😱😱

      Bin heute ca 31 - 33 km gestöckelt. Hier mal ein ganz ganz großes Danke an mein Nordic Walking Set, ihr seid die beste Stütze, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes. 🥳🥳🥳

      Gleich gibt es was zu essen, Baguette, Salami, Käse, ne kleine Dose Oliven und eine Fanta. Leider habe ich keine Wasserquelle mehr gefunden und so muss ich leider bis morgen früh warten, aber das nächste Dorf ist von hier schon in Sichtweite und dürfte so 2 km sein.

      Tja ansonsten bin ich heute ausgepowert und hätte die letzten zwei km auch wirklich nicht mehr geschafft. Ansonsten warte ich nun auf die zweite Welle. Die erste Welle hat mich von der Idee dies hier zu tun, bis nach Granon, wo ich in der Kirche geschlafen habe, getragen. Seitdem ist Flaute, auch der Spirit ist mir irgendwie verloren gegangen und ich glaube es ist einfach ein Zeichen, dass ich mal ruhiger werden sollte, mich erholen und eigentlich habe ich mit der ersten Welle ja auch schon was geschafft. Wird sich schon zeigen warum die zweite no nicht da ist. 🤔

      Wie so oft eben im Leben :Geduld, Geduld, Geduld 😔 seufz

      Mit Burgos hatte ich ungefähr ein Drittel des Weges nach Santiago de Compastella erreicht. Bin inzwischen unter der 500km Entfernungsmarke. Aber wenn ich dann wirklich noch nach Finestere, das besagte "Ende der Welt" ans Meer möchte, dann sind es nochmal 150km zusätzlich 😱🤔😳

      Also morgen doch wieder Gas geben um Finestere rauszuarbeiten 🥵

      Bis bald wieder und ich hoffe es geht euch gut

      Bussis 😘😘😘😘💋💖
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      Traveler

      Oh ein ⛺🧡! Ich wünsche dir eine erholsame Nacht und drücke die Daumen, dass du in Ruhe pennen kannst. Du hast ja auch ein Mega-Tempo vorgelegt, da sagt dir dein Körper halt mal, dass du etwas ruhiger werden sollst. Wird schon wieder. Schlaf gut und lange😴😴😴

      5/5/22Reply
      Traveler

      Schön Klausi.Weiter so diszipliniert und ehrgeizig auf kommende Kilometer.Schöne Eindrücke, nette Begegnungen und Spaß natürlich❣😘😘😘

      5/5/22Reply
      Traveler

      Weiter so Sohnemann... Du schaffst das.. Lass Dich nicht unterkriegen.... ❤️😉😊💕

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    • Day23

      Hornillos del Camino

      October 10, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      We walked to our destination town, up on the Meseta plateau. There was an intermediate town with great murals. Followed by a steady, but not steep hill climb of about 7 kms.

      I forgot to mention, at the end of the day we hiked down a steep hill, named "Mata Mulus" which roughly translates to Mule Killer! Thanks goodness we were going downhill.Read more

      Traveler

      I remember well the murals and the down hill just past this village. So fun to see your Camino experiences and relive mine at the same time. 💛

      10/11/22Reply
       
    • Day19

      Rabé de las Calzadas

      September 23, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

      Short 8 miles today.
      Today began the 2nd third of the Camino. It's hard to believe. I feel like I've been walking forever.
      Sometimes the path is beautiful. Sometimes it's barely a shoulder along the road. Luckily, the latter is a rarity.
      The last pic is the albergue we're staying in tonight. It's a very quiet town. Quite the change from the bustling city of Burgos.
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    • Day13

      The meseta

      August 4, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Today is the start of a long section of cereal fields, mostly flat, dry, monotonous and devoid of any shade.
      I started walking with Lucía and Nico, a young American couple of Argentinian descent. They both left their jobs in Philadelphia and took time out to do the Camino from Le Puy (coincidentally, same as Fréderique) before they start a new life as members of a communal living cooperative in Rhode Island.
      Later, I walked part of the way with Fréderique. She's doing the walk to give thanks to God for curing her cancer. She told me the full story, and how puzzled the doctors were, as they couldn't explain her full recovery. We had a good chat about her reasons for believing, and mine for not believing, both respectful of the other and all in French.
      The chats make time go faster, 5 or 6k go by without noticing. I also enjoyed the parts I walked alone, I like my own time in silence 🙂
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      Traveler

      Could u ride it instead?

      8/4/22Reply
      Traveler

      Not me, but some people do. I don't like riding on trails, I need smooth roads for 🚴‍♀️

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    • Day15

      Day 12 - One foot in front of the other

      September 27, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      "Stay strong as you live your life story and remember your blessings, no matter what circumstances you face." - Dr. Damary M. Bonilla-Rodriguez

      Day 12 - Burgos to Rabé de las Calzadas - 12.8 km

      Finally! I was able to have physio this morning and play stump the Physiotherapist. First you need to understand that I have weird feet. I have huge big toes and osteoarthritis in the joints of them. My toes do not bend back like most people’s toes do, and I have had tow issues when I walk, for most of my life. When I arrived, “Carlos” watched me walk and right away could see that I was pronating and quite badly on my right side. We went over what I was experiencing and he watched me walk again, but barefoot. I explained about my shoes and why I chose them (zero heel drop = no toe issues for me!!) and he seemed impressed that I not only recognized that but that it is working well for me - for toe issues. What isn’t working is how badly I am pronating. After pushing and prodding, pulling and twisting, he thinks I have a compression issue resulting in soft tissue damage and some ligament irritation. He worked the foot for quite a while and then had me walk again. He is shocked that I have learned to walk without using my toes at all. Uummm ok. I didn’t know I did that but yay me?! He gave me a soft silicone thing that has a raised egg shaped portion to it. I wear this on my foot to help with the probation and hopefully help with the compression issue. I am to try this for 3 days and call back to let him know if it has had any positive effect. Day 1 - pain seems to have moved more to where he shows me the ligament is… not sure it is helping but will stay open minded until the end of day 3. I told him if my plan to do 3 short days and he said that was the best way - and to send my pack ahead so I did not put unnecessary stress on my feet /joints. All well and good, but I didn’t do it today (has to be booked the night before), but I have booked for tomorrow.

      Today is another gratitude day:
      • Had the long sought after physio appointment
      • Walked about 13 km to this lovely little village
      • Had a hot shower!! (bliss when there is hot water!)
      • Enjoyed a glass of wine and tapas (chorizo sausage and a hard boiled egg) at a bar and sat chatting with 3 Americans for over an hour
      • Clothes getting an actual laundry wash and dry - being done for me, not by me
      • Homemade food and the chance to connect with fellow pilgrims
      • Not only got a bottom bunk, but having a room of 8 to myself!!

      I love just wandering when I get to places like this. Just discovering the town I am in, relaxing and just “being”. This town is super pretty and very well cared for. Lots of flowers in window baskets, old stone buildings and a great little bar!

      Great pilgrims dinner of homemade saffron soup with noodles, mixed salad, tortilla (Spanish potato pie almost) and yogurt for dessert. At the table we had a couple from Munich, German who walked out their front door on 8 June - and are still walking, a man from Florida who is on his 7th Camino (various routes - this one twice), a man from Indiana who sounds just like my Uncle Len, a lady from Illinois that had biked a portion of the Camino but is now walking, a lady from Ste Clair, Quebec and another from Toronto, currently living in Montreal.

      Onward tomorrow, to a small eco Albergue in the middle of nowhere. Should be interesting.
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      Traveler

      love this picture of you!

      9/28/22Reply
      Traveler

      💕

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      Traveler

      FAB U LOUS!

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    • Day9

      Day Nine

      July 25, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      I am in Tardajos, the gateway to the Meseta. Today was a strange day. It was an easy walk, mostly downhill except for a brief climb across Atapuerca (see last Footprint). It is July 25, the day of St. James and with that a holiday for pilgrims.

      Reading about the draughts and famines that used to ravish the area, the deaths, and the pain those caused, followed by a stroll through a church packed to the brim with golden excess luxury, makes me contemplative. Am I in fact walking with the insignia of a movement that emphasized creating golden temples to St. James at times that cost many of the people whose tithes and taxes built them their lives. Even today, am I comfortable paying this church to enter their houses for contemplation and reflection, when the same 5€ charged for entry could feed a person a good dinner?

      I had to say good bye to Maria and Esther who are ending their Camino in Burgos, meeting Esther‘s husband and kids in Leon tomorrow. The Dutch have fallen back, I might see some of them in the coming days, but Sander is too injured to keep up.

      Injuries are abound. I am proud of not letting anyone and anything rush me, arriving exactly where I want to be, at more or less the perfect time, without killing myself uphill or downhill. I am, in fact, a few miles ahead, both due to the fact that I left Burgos today after lunch and due to being pretty unharmed, physically and emotionally.

      My ON shoes, however, had to go. My one stop in Burgos was a sports store to pick up some Merrell trail walkers, which hopefully won’t completely wear through in a matter of days. Right now they feel … weird, but I’ll wear them in, I am sure.

      The albergue I am at is the best I have been in in all of my Caminos. Great beds, great people, and a backyard with cafeteria. I am sitting outside, listening to locals chat, enjoying a Clara (half beer and half lemonade) and Patatas Bravas, typing into my iPad Mini. Tomorrow my Meseta Adventure begins, the best part of the Camino.
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    • Day23

      Hornillos del Camino

      September 27, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Dzisiaj nie było żadnych zabytków i w mieście do którego doszliśmy też nie ma zabytków 😁.
      Dzień rozpoczął się od bardzo dobrego śniadanka no i potem w drogę. Burgos ciągnęło się dość długo, mało żółto - niebieskich znaczków, jeden objazd znaczy obchód, bo były roboty drogowe, ale generalnie wzdłuż rzeki i wydobyliśmy się. Po drodze parę miłych konwersacji z błyskawiczną panią z Idaho i chłopakiem z Portugalii który tez był torpedowiec, ale przystawał na odpoczynek, więc mijaliśmy się z nim wielokrotnie. Co roku idzie na któreś Camino. Doszlismy do wniosku, że nie ważne jak szybko się idzie, ale idąc nie stoi się w miejscu, i po drodze spotyka się tych samych ludzi, bo każdy odpoczywa w różnym czasie. My idziemy powoli, ale jednostajnie do przodu, z krótkimi przerwami. To jest nasz styl. Steady forward.
      Pomału weszliśmy w mesete, bardzo dużą przestrzeń i bardzo duże niebo. Na szczęście nie było za gorąco, myślę że przy dużych temperaturach ta przestrzeń i niebo byłyby bardzo trudne. Troszkę pagórków i długie, strome zejście do miasteczka. Może jedyna ciekawostka jest to że kręcono to jeden z fragmentów filmu "The Way" w Albergue De Sol A Sol.
      So, to continue with the legends, Hornillos has its own, too. There is a picture of the town Fuente with the rooster on top. Why rooster? One will ask... There is the legend, that once, the Napoleon army was passing through the the town of Hornillos, while all the people were at the church( the one in the background of the picture of the fuente). They killed and stole all the town's chickens and took them away... Apparently not all the poultry got killed, there was one rooster who survived and with a loud voice alerted the people at the church and they quickly figured it out who was guilty ... Now the famous Rooster the Savior stands in the center place of the Hornillos 🐓
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      Traveler

      Ciekawa jestem jak się szło po tak monotonnej drodze, a może właśnie dobrze, może łatwiej dotrzeć do siebie?

      9/27/22Reply
      Traveler

      szło się naprawdę dobrze, wręcz pytaliśmy się nawzajem czy coś w tym nie kryje się podstępnego 😉. Myślę, że w upale, byłaby to inna historia.

      9/27/22Reply

      🤣😭😛💓 [Jolanta]

      9/27/22Reply
      Traveler

      na szczęście nie był amatorem mojego piwka, tylko go pilnował 🤣

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    • Day10

      Meseta

      July 26, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      My walk of the Meseta has begun. A cool wind pushes me forward, and the endless wheat fields seem to wave me towards my goal for the day, Hontanas. It is getting flatter and the only mental excitement of the day so far was a tractor trailer trying to run over pilgrims. A swift jump into the ditch saved us, though 😀.Read more

    • Day15

      I arrived at the 499 km point

      October 31, 2022 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

      So I made good time, two days ahead of schedule.
      The town is called Tajardos and it's about another 12km past Burgos.

      Great sunrise, followed by grey skies and rain.
      Burgos the highlight of course, but I've seen the sights, why I kept walking. Enjoy the picturesRead more

      Beeindruckend 🤩 [Helga]

      11/1/22Reply
      Traveler

      Great....

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    • Day30

      I would walk 500 miles..

      October 11, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      And I would walk 500 more.. Bloody rubbish. You'd have to be insane. 500km is bad enough. Passed the 500km mark. That's 500km until I get to Santiago.

      Spent some of the morning in the Museum of Human Evolution. There were some of the diggings from Atepuerca but they were all in the dark and no photos allowed. They have evidence of homo species in the area for 1.3 million years, not just 600,000 like I said the other day. The museum was very modern and well done. They had a mock up of Darwin's Beagle and it's journey. I didn't realise he'd sailed to Hobart. They had some interesting artefacts, particularly skulls of various homo species both much smaller and much larger than ours.

      After some lunch I headed out of Burgos and into the Meseta and walked 14km to Rabe de las Calzadas.
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      Yay!! 500 miles covered - and you have walked so many of them!! 👏👏👏👏👏 [Debby]

      10/12/22Reply
      Traveler

      500 to go. Started at about 760 so a third of the way done.

      10/12/22Reply

      Great photo of lights and shadows [Son of Thelma]

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