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  • Day130


    July 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    July 9th

    We are halfway there! Exciting, but daunting knowing we have another 250 miles to go. 😳 Today was one of those days where we had some mental struggles. The walking forever on a straight road/path was hard. The end seemed to never be in sight.

    But...we loved the food truck that showed up just when we needed it, AND our Italian friends reappeared after not seeing them since the 3rd day of our walk. They don’t speak English and we don’t speak Italian, but somehow we communicate 🙂. One of the guys calls Alan “Washington” and I am Barbara. No one understands “Barb” as my name, but when I say ”Barbara”, they nod, smile, and understand.🙂 We spent our first night with them and our 3rd, and when you spend time with people on this journey, they become special to you...quickly. So nice to see them again!

    We are staying in Terradillos tonight and happy to be in a room with just two beds for us...felt like we won the lottery when the woman showed us where we would be. 😀 I’m hoping for more sleep tonight, because I was in a room full of snorers last night.

    Another good moment was walking into Ledigos ( a couple miles before our destination) and being able to order a pizza that was SO good. It was such a simple pleasure when we were tired and hungry.

    Because today was one of those days where I just wanted to get to our albergue, I didn’t really take many pictures at all...a few video snippets, but not much else, and Alan didn’t take a single one...sorry ☺️
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  • Day128

    Población de Campos

    July 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    July 7th

    We were going to stop in Fromista today, but decided to walk on to Población de Campos. We are really glad we pushed on because our albergue has an amazing bar with awesome food - I had some Croquetas caseras that were so yummy, and Alan is oohing and awing over his bacon and cheese bocadillo as I write this.🙂😋

    Another plus at this albergue is that each of our beds are in their own little cubicle mini much better than regular bunk beds. I have added a picture so you can see. Even the beds on top have little mini rooms and stairs that go up to them. It costs 10 euros a piece to stay here, and all of the pilgrims were very excited to see that the washing machine was hand washing today 🙂

    We walked 18 miles today, and for much of the walk (except the last 4 miles) I did not feel well. I told Alan I was not going to eat as much tonight as I did last night. Even though last night’s dinner was amazing, I think it was too much for my system and too late in the evening. We only have around 10/11 miles tomorrow, so I have eaten earlier and way less tonight. We will see how tomorrow goes.

    Because I was battling heartburn and my stomach, I didn’t take many pictures/video today. I took a couple after our big climb up from the valley (we had a great view from the top) and I took some of a few sunflowers 🌻. We have been going by fields of them, but they have not bloomed yet (except for the rogue ones we saw today). I would love to come across a whole field of open sunflowers!
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  • Day2

    Boadilla to Villacazar de Sirga

    September 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    As I write this I am at a cafe/bar in Villacazar. I checked into an albergue that runs on donations. It is a decent place run by a religious order but they have no WiFi. I had a group meal tonight with everyone who was staying there...pasta, salad and wine. A great time with people from France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Guadalupe. I met a guy today that has lived on the Camino for 11 years....he, survives by working in albergues. He loves it. Tomorrow, I forge ahead, not sure of my next town. I have done the math and only have to walk 9.84 miles per day to finish in Ponferrada and have enough time to get back to Madrid to catch my plane home....very easy. I have met a guy from Bar Harbor and a couple from Litchfield thus far. It is still very hot out here on the meseta...around 90 degrees at midday but again, not really an issue except for a shower is an absolute must when you arrive at your destination. I am working on some videos....hopefully by tomorrow afternoon. Take care and as always...thank you for checking in!Read more

  • Day29

    More photos from Frómista

    September 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    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.

  • Day14

    Twelth stop - Terradillos

    May 12, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Carrión -> 26km -> Terradillos de los Templarios
    The whole day's walk was done with a 30km/h WNW wind blowing in our faces - not fun at all. But we finally arrived at this templar town full of history. The sun is out and we can finally enjoy the gardens!

  • Day12

    Tenth stop - Frómista

    May 10, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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

  • Day129

    Carrion de los Condes

    July 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Very slow WiFi - So who knows when this post will go up. I am spoiled with WiFi speeds at home🙂

    July 8th

    We had a very short day miles wise with only 10 or 11 miles to Carrión de Los Condes, but walking on a path with the scenery the same and no hills made it seem further than it was. It seemed like we would never get to the town we could see in the distance.

    Memories from today:
    1. Mirabelle crocheting me a tiny backpack to put my stone in 💕🙂
    2. Early morning coffee stop with ping pong, a melted chocolate bar, a baby lamb, laughter, and Chong serenading us on guitar.
    3. Meeting Patu, who has been walking for 45 days through France and Spain after receiving a bone marrow transplant to cure his cancer. Amazing man!
    4. Eating dinner and having a beer under cover during a thunderstorm
    5. Viewing the ancient church artifacts in the church Iglesia de Santiago
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  • Day13

    Eleventh stop - Carrión

    May 11, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Finistére -> 19km -> Carrión de los Condes
    Today's short walk lead us to the city of Corrión de los Condes with it's singing nuns - they were so warm and welcoming! Resting before we start walking again tomorrow

  • Day30

    Republishing photos from Frómista

    September 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Something weird happened and too complicated to explain, but yesterday’s wifi published with great difficulty the photos that people have already liked and commented on, but somehow when I now with better wifi put up some more, it thought I was editing and deleted the originals...oh they are again..just for the record...Read more

  • Day30

    Easy walk to Carrión de los Condes

    September 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    I say it was an easy walk because we didn’t arrive hot and bothered, and it was 21 kms on a level track. We saw that this walk had 2 alternatives, one just following the road and the other through fields and by the river...we of course opted for the latter, but you had to be a bit observant as both ways had inviting arrows...and many people chose (or accidentally followed) the road which would have been very boring. We happily didn’t make the fatal error and followed a pleasant path through fields and then along the river, in shade, so for the entire morning we were pleasantly cool.

    We turned and joined the road walkers at a little town where there is a famous Templar church, now a national monument, Santa Maria la Blanca, which we looked at and remembered from last time. From there we also had no alternative than to follow the track alongside the road for the last 5 kms into Carrión de Los Condes. We remembered this stage as rather hot and awful, but there was a breeze and we arrived unruffled!! And we knew where to find our beautiful hotel, right through the town and out the other side on the Camino. It was a monastery and is I think the fanciest hotel we stay in the whole way! So we are enjoying the whole experience, at the moment having a drink and a small snack of croquetas as dinner isn’t till 8.
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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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