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Valladolid

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  • Day7

    CityCamping.

    January 31, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    As we left our nice spot in the early morning,
    we decided to visit some Spanish cities.
    We can slow down a bit and take all the time we need.
    Nika did her first km on Spanisch soil.
    Sadly she had to start with a "nice" climb.
    Just to get the right feeling..
    We did a nice 250+ km with one stop.
    Now we are on a parking lot in the city of Valladolid and hope to find some diner for tonight.
    And tomorrow.... another day.
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  • Sep23

    Villalón de Campos To Santervás de Campo

    September 23, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we started off with a great breakfast for a change. At the albergue, they had some milk, eggs, and bread. I cooked us up some French toast with this. The hospitalerio also gave us some melon. We hit the road full for a change.

    Most of the walk was thru farm track today. It seemed to go on forever. Fortunately, the weather is cooler.

    The albergue where we ended up at in Santervás de Campos is really something. The volunteer hospitalerios Isadoro and Reyes are fantastic host. The fed us well.

    This small village in the middle of nowhere, it turns out is very noteworthy. It was the birthplace of Juan Ponce de Leon! He was in charge of the expedition following Columbus. He was the first governor of Puerto Rico, and discovered Florida while looking for the fountain of youth.

    We were asked if we would like to see the museum, and agreed to go have a look. To our amazement, the museum was in the basement of the albergue! We went down into the cavernous space, and low and behold there was a complete museum with incredible displays.

    A truly incredible day.
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  • Day98

    grosse überraschung

    October 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    heute morgen sind wir nach dem frühstück zur camping-reception und wollten das bungalow wechseln und verlängern. da aber am 1. november ein feiertag ist, pilgern alle spanier umher. so war alles ausgebucht. nik meinte noch, dass es wahrscheinlich besser kommt. wir fuhren wieder einmal auf der nationalstrasse in richtung alaejos, da es nicht viel optionen sonst gab. es war eine kurze schnelle tour mit einem kleinen unfall, da unsere jungs lieber den lastwagen hinterher schauten, als sich auf das vorderrad zu konzentrieren. fahrradhose mit loch, schramme und eine leichte prellung am knie. nach ein paar tränen gings weiter. in alaejos angekommen, war das ziel inmitten des dorfplatzes, plaza mayor. das hotel sah sehr gut aus und das restaurant noch besser. der besitzer meinte, wir müssen warten, es komme gleich jemand. dieser jemand führte uns quer durchs dorf und es endete bei einem haus. was das ziel war, seht ihr gleich selber. leider ist auch dieses haus aufs wochenende ausgebucht, ansonsten hätten wir es verlängert. ein riesen geschenk zum ausruhen, erholen und wohlfühlen.Read more

  • Day96

    canal de castillos

    October 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    nach 2800 kilometern fahrrad fahren mit übernachtungen in verschiedensten mobilehomes, bungalows, hostals, hotels etc. war dies die absolut beste matratze im hotel la concordia in monzon de campos. ebenfalls das frühstücks-buffet war der hammer. vielen herzlichen dank für die tolle gastfreundschaft an beatriz und victor. es ist absolut zu empfehlen. eine reise und einen halt wert. das hotel ist mit so viel charme und liebe dekoriert und geführt, dass wir uns einfach wohl gefühlt haben. beatriz hat uns dann noch die route zum canal de castillos erklärt und uns kartenmaterial gegeben, da sie ebenfalls das tourismus-büro der ortschaft führt. am canal de castillos in palencia angekommen sind wir wieder in die idylle der kanalfahrt eingetaucht und haben uns an die schöne zeit am canal du midi erinnert. wir waren auf der strecke absolut alleine und haben die ruhe genossen. gaia war völlig aus dem häusschen, da es so viele hasen am kanal entlang hatte. das video zeigt sie nicht bei der hasenjagd, sondern wenn sie aus dem wagen gelassen wird und den kindern hinter her spurtet. es ist schade, dass diese alten schleusen nicht besser unterhalten werden. eigentlich hätte diese region ein grosses turistisches potenzial mit diesen kleinen kanälen. die nacht verbringen wir auf einem camping in einem mobilehome; d.h. von der prinzensuite zurück in die besenkammer; notabene direkt neben der autobahn. aber was solls, so schätzen wir dann wieder das schöne.Read more

  • Oct2

    Pajares To Bendeunos

    October 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    What a day. Today the trail didn’t seem to know if it wanted to go up or down. There were long stretches of both. The scenery was great as usual. This section was rated 5/5 for difficulty and I now see why. It was like 4 hours straight on the stepper at the YMCA. Even tho it was only 15 kilometres today, it seemed like 40.

    When I arrived at the town where I thought the albergue was, all I found was a sign directing me to a road saying it was another 1.5 Kms away. Of course after going down hill into the town, this road was all uphill at a 30 degree angle.

    I came across another group of houses, and still did not see it. I then stopped and took off my pack, and consulted my iPad guide. Just as I was looking up the albergue phone number, a car came down the road and stopped by me. A very sweet woman asked if I was Terry! My fellow perigrinos Juan and Nicholas had arrived before me, and told her that I should arrive shortly. She came out looking for me. The albergue was just another 500 meters away! There she had prepared a fantastic Asturias style soup for us. This is one of the best albergues that I have every been in, and I would suggest that anyone doing this Camino stop over here.

    Anyway here are some pics.
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  • Sep21

    Medina de Rioseco To Cuenca de Campos

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We left Medina a little late (9:30) this morning, since Petya had to take a bus back home to Alicante. After a breakfast of coffee and some crappy toastados, we headed off.

    The first 11 kilometres were very picturesque, walking along a canal. Along the way there was many historic pictures of boats on the canal from the past.

    The last part of the day was the toughest. There was 9 kilometres of road walking to our final destination.

    We arrived in Cuenca de Campos, and found the municipal albergue.

    All day long, none of the towns had anywhere to buy food, so we were starving at the albergue. We lived off of some nuts and a chocolate bar all day. There is a local diner here, but the have nothing to eat until 9:00 pm !! Anyway waiting for that now.

    This area seems to be famous for breeding championship greyhounds. Many pics of the dogs in the pub.
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  • Sep19

    Puente Duero To Penaflor de Hornija

    September 19, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    .An early start this morning led us onto more farm track into a meseta like landscape for 24 kilometres. At least there were 3 towns with cafe bars to break up the day and to top up our waters.

    The sun was very strong this afternoon, and necessitated a smothering of sunscreen.

    The final approach to town was extra broooootal, as there was a final long uphill stretch to get into town.

    Our group of 5 consisting of Paul (Australia), Petya (Bulgarian), Marie (France), Gerard (Ireland), and myself are now resting in a great albergue. Tomorrow another 24 kilometres.
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  • Sep18

    Alcazarén To Puente Duero

    September 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    How much more pine forest and farm track can I take!

    We broke into the 400’s today!!

    It was an early start to a 24 km day. With only one town as a rest stop in between. Paul has recovered from his over indulgence the other day, and we all made good time. Well except for one small deviation that I made when only a few kilometres from our destination. I was ahead, and the trail seemed to head off into the hills. After not seeing an arrow for a while, I arrived at the top of a hill overlooking a valley. A little further on, the trail ended at a farmers field. So, it was back up the hill and back to the spot in question. I phoned Petya on whatsapp, and she told me to follow the path parallel to the road. When the truth later came out, it seems that Petya had CHEATED by using her phone GPS. Anyway we all arrived at a nice little albergue run by a very interesting man named Yurgen from Germany.

    Also with us, is Marie from Lourdes France. Marie is 72, and has done 2 Camino’s per year for the last 20 YEARS!!!

    There was no where to eat in this town, so we all got some food at the local tiende, and conjured up a great meal. I was chastised by Marie, for putting butter on my bread! Simply not done in France!

    Time for bed!
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  • Sep20

    Penaflor de Hornija to Medina de Rioseco

    September 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    A long 24 kilometres stretch today, with about 10 kms of road walking. The scenery is getting more Meseta like. Very dry with large open spaces.

    We are relaxing in an albergue here, the used to be a convent.

    A very nice town here. Have a look at today’s pics!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia de Valladolid, Valladolid, Balladolit, Província de Valladolid, バリァドリッド(バジャドリッド)

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