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Palencia

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  • Day197

    Camino Frances 9 - Bergfest

    August 12, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Heute habe ich mit zwei anderen deutschen Pilgern das Bergfest gefeiert. Zum Start in Saint Jean Pied de Port lagen ca. 790 km bis Santiago vor uns (die Km-Angabe variiert je nach Informationsquelle etwas) und nun ist schon etwas mehr als die Hälfte geschafft. 😃💪
    Der gestrige Weg führte mich von Boadilla über die "Pilgerautobahn" nach Carrion de los Condes und das heutige Etappenziel war Terradillos de Templarios. Besonders das erste Stück heute war sehr eintönig, denn es ging 17 km lang nur geradeaus auf einem Feldweg.
    Jetzt sind es "nur noch" 370 km bis Santiago de Compostela 😊
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  • Day195

    Camino Frances 8

    August 10, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Von Burgos ging es gestern wieder vor dem Sonnenaufgang los Richtung Hontanas. Nach ein paar Kilometern habe ich die Meseta betreten, eine Hochebene, wo kaum Bäume wachsen. Durch diese Hochebene werde ich in den nächsten Tagen laufen und hoffen, dass das Wetter erträglich bleibt. Gestern war es (erfreulicherweise) sehr bewölkt. Allerdings war der sehr kräftige Wind von vorne und der Seite ziemlich anstrengend. Aber nach 32 km bin ich gestern Nachmittag in Hontanas angekommen und habe den Rest des Tages die Beine hoch gelegt. 😊
    Heute bin ich dann die 30 km von Hontanas nach Boadilla del Camino und der Wind hat sich glücklicherweise verzogen. 😃
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  • Day2

    What????

    September 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    When you are hungry and google translate let's you down.... honestly!! Having fun with the language barrier!!!

  • Day11

    First day on the Olvidado

    June 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Yesterday I was able to walk to the priests’ house, get the keys to a 12C church in exchange for my passport, and walk up to Santa Cecilia, where there is a capital depicting the Slaughter of the Innocents that is just amazing. I am so glad I made the extra push to go see it, though it was a challenge trying to figure out how to open the door.

    Today’s 29 km seemed like s piece of cake. With total elevation gain at a very manageable 400 m, we sort of sailed through. The walk had three different parts. First up to the reservoir and around. Then through scrub brush and Holmes Oaks down to the river, and the last part along the river. Cool temps, sunny skies. We felt blessed

    Tomorrow is a long day, nearly 40 km, but we’ll leave early and take it slow.
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  • Day12

    Very long day to Guardo

    June 14, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    But we made it. By 3:30 we were getting info about the albergue. Having left at 6:45, that makes for a long day. We knew it was about 38 kms (not quite 20 miles) so we were mentally prepared.

    The scenery, at least for the first 30 km, was quite nice. We went up to an old mine (where I got lost last time) and then down to what I would call a “rolling valley,” little hills surrounded by mountains. We went through five or six little towns, but not one with an open bar till about 1pm. That Kas de Limón really tasted great!!

    We made it into town only to learn it was a fiesta day here do nothing was open. Luckily the albergue owner will take care of us. We had a dinner of fried eggs, French fries, bacon and chorizo. And I ate almost every bit.

    Tomorrow is a 30 km mountain stage. Seems reasonable. We’ll see. Right now all I want to do is sleep!
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  • May26

    First two days of the Meseta

    May 26, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Some people think that this part of the Camino is boring. In fact today I talked briefly with a woman who commented on my cheeriness, then said how boring the landscape was. All that I could see was and endless blue sky and picture perfect clouds. Not to mention a gorgeous field of poppies!

  • Day140

    Carrión De Los Condes

    February 17 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    The drive out of the village this morning was a littke hairy but we made it without incident. After a long day driving we parked up at the edge of town and took a stroll. Nice location close to a river and park area. We entered the town over a lovely stone bridge and found a bar open with outside seating, dogs aren't welcome in most bars across Spain, and enjoyed a beer. We are feeling the temperature change as we travel north and it was pretty cold sitting outdoors. The town has some lovely buildings but like most places there doesn't seem to be enough people to populate the amount of houses and apartments.Read more

  • Day30

    Day 30d. Frómista, Camino.

    September 3, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    For a small town with a population in the region of 1,400 Frómista is home to two national monuments, the first is the 11th century Iglesia de San Martin de tours. The church had been built originally as part of a Benedictine monastery though no remnants of the monastery exist. Inside the church are more than 300 human and animal faces carved in stone under its eaves. Unfortunately the church is no longer used as a religious building but only as a tourist attraction due to it having been de-consecrated.
    The other national monument is that of the Iglesia Santa Maria del Castillo which contains an altarpiece with 29 paintings.

    We shared a beer with Eamonn from England who we keep bumping into. He rests his feet by walking in his socks when he finishes his trekking for the day!
    We looked through the church and got our Camino passports stamped then went to dinner with strangers and soon to become great Peregrino friends Luke and Lydie from La Rochelle France, George and Bernie from Dublin Ireland. It was a fun evening even if we did stay up too late and drank too much red wine!
    When Ron went up to pay the bill the waitress had no idea what we had eaten and drunk. Ron corrected the bill twice both times to our detriment. In Spain you have a tab and it really does seem to be up to you to be honest. The Spanish country folk are really lovely honest people.
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  • Day30

    Day 30b. Boadilla del Camino.

    September 3, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    It was a long, hot, glarey and dusty journey to Boadilla. There was almost no shade. We passed never ending fields of sunflowers. This stretch must look spectacular when thee sunflowers are blooming and the grasses are green.

    Boadilla has a population of 166. We stopped in a cafe for second breakfast.
    The fields surrounding Boadilla are dotted with adobe palomares (dovecotes or mud houses).
    Adjacent to the town square is the Romanesque Iglesia de la Asunción and a well preserved Rollo de Justicia, a 15th century stone column to which criminals were chained while their punishments were meted out.
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  • Day30

    Day 30c. Formista, Camino

    September 3, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The long steep hills that were a feature of the morning took their toll in this last 5km section. Susie powered on but Ron's right knee started complaining that it was rest time. (Unusual as it had never complained before.) He struggled on past the canal that paralleled the trail and got to the first Frómista Bar just in time. After a beer while Susie had an ice block he managed to drag himself the last 900m.
    He was a bit concerned for his knee but after a shower, washing the clothes and a little lie down all was back to normal!
    Hostal San Pedro was really good. Our room faced the church and several restaurant bars.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia de Palencia, Palencia, Palenzia, Província de Palència, Palentzia, Palence, パレンシア, Palência

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