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Rabanal del Camino

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  • Day33

    Camping!

    August 9 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

    Zoals gepland ben ik halverwege de klim op een camping aangekomen. En wat een gezelligheid hier! Een stel runt een bar en heeft daarbij een tuin waar pelgrims kunnen logeren. Je mag zelf bepalen hoeveel je betaald en je kunt 's avonds met de pot mee-eten! Ennnn ze hebben een stempel!Read more

  • Day33

    Samenvatting van de dag!

    August 9 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Vandaag begon met wat materiaalpech; ze hebben m'n powerbank gejat. Ik snap niet waarom je dat zou doen arghhh! Omdat het vandaag zondag is, zal ik morgen opzoek moeten naar een nieuwe🤷🏻‍♀️ Vervolgens ging m'n 3e (en laatste) wielerbroek kapot. Dus morgen óók opzoek naar naald en draad om dat te fixen. Maar ondanks dat, was het weer een prachtige dag! Er komen weer wat meer hoogtemeters, dus dat betekent ook mooiere uitzichten. En ik kom langzaamaan in groener gebied. Oh én ik slaap vannacht op 1150m, een record! Nog een 260km te gaan, en dan ben ik in Santiago. Dus nog keihard genieten zolang het avontuur duurt🥳Read more

  • Day34

    Wakker worden!

    August 10 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Brrrr wat is het koud hierboven! Even ontbijten en dan zometeen verder klimmen naar de top 'Cruz de ferro' op 1504m🤞🏼

  • Day11

    Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

    October 1, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Hello from another small town in Spain. Thank you for all of your “likes” and comments. Tonight I find myself in Rabanal del Camino. I left Astorga at around 730 this morning in the dark. The walk here was around 17 km’s or 10 miles or so. I arrived around 2pm. I stopped at an albergue and asked if I could sleep in the field outback but the Spanish lady who owns or runs the place led me to my own bungalow. I think that she understood that I didn’t wish to be in a bunkroom but didn’t want me outside in the cold. It is getting down to 35-40 degrees at night here now. It is pretty sweet at only $17....a queen bed and my own bathroom and shower.....rustic but still pretty sweet. I have been spending my evenings and walking some days with two Australian women, Chris and Deb. They are a lot of fun and Deb and I have a bantering relationship as she is a retired nurse. Another Australian guy...Barry...who is a vineyard worker from Southern Australia was also in the mix tonight. I seem to run into and have lunch or dinner with a guy from Bar Harbor, Jay and his Australian friend Theresa from Australia as well. Tonight was dinner and a mass of Gregorian chants at a great church here in town. Rabanal del Camino is one of the nicest towns I have stayed in on the Camino. It is getting late here...lots of hills tomorrow....thank you for checking in!Read more

  • Day27

    Rabanal del Camino

    September 13, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    I'm sitting wearing just a towel while all my clothing is in the washing machine. I'm taking precautions against carrying bedbugs. I saw one this morning in my room, and found four bites on my leg.

    The woman at the albergue here has been wonderful; spraying my backpack with bedbug spray, loaning me a nice large towel to wear, and getting my clothes in the wash.

    Fortunately I arrived here about noon, so have plenty of time to get this taken care of.
    So, I guess I'm getting the full Camino experience! And to top it off, it rained for most of my walk today.

    But it was a short day, just over 13 miles. And I found that the rain poncho/coat that I made works great - especially paired with my umbrella. 😀
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  • Day34

    Rabanal to Acebo - 17.5 kms.

    October 25, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    A shorter walk today, but in the plan as it was mostly uphill and downhill, but more uphill. The trail made it challenging with large potatoes, eggs, softballs and just about everything else imaginable to walk on. Glad I only did about 10 miles or I would be exhausted.

    The scenery made it worthwhile though as I love the mountains and the views were very pretty. Could have been on the Blue Ridge Parkway except there are no wind turbines there yet. Perhaps in the future, but not now.

    First stop was a very small village for a glass of orange juice, then onward and upward as they say to the Cruz de Ferro (you should recall the scenes in The Way when all left something to release themselves of some of life's burdens). When I arrived I noticed a pilgrim (nationality shall not be mentioned as I am on a pilgrimage) walking all over the site taking numerous pictures. History suggests this to be a holy site where pilgrims leave a symbol of their burden that they want forgiveness for.

    So I continued and passed a structure that I can only figure missed the local zoning ordinances, but who knows.

    In the distance is a destination that I should reach tomorrow and I believe it is Ponferrada. I'll be sure when I arrive.

    A couple of interesting memorials that I captured. One could be an LL Bean boot advertisement, but I doubt it and the other, well, you make the call.

    Wish I could attach two more, but the limits of technology.

    I found a very nice and new albergue. For 45 euros, I got a private room with a shower in the room, dinner and breakfast. My laundry is being done by the staff as they only have the one washer and dryer so that will be done shortly. Dinner at 7 PM.

    Interesting how we develop habits and how quickly we do that. For example I can pack my backpack without looking as I know where everything goes...

    (it all goes into the big hole in the top...fooled you!). I also unroll my sleeping bag each day regardless of the arrangements (private room or albergue) and feel right at home (well, not quite like home, but you get the message). Rather sleep in my bag as I know that it has been sprayed with anti-bug juice and I should be safe from critters that roam at night.

    So here I am waiting for dinner and a stupid rooster thinks it's 5 am. What is wrong with the Spanish barnyard animals? Everyone knows that roosters cockle-doodle-do at daybreak and rest their voice the balance of the day. I'll probably sleep through my usual wakeup time with this rooster messing things up. His clock is really off.

    Dinner was delicious. A nice salad, chicken for the main course, then fruit for desert.

    Tomorrow, on the road again.
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  • Day24

    Rabanal del Camino

    June 22, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Love love looove the tiny village I stopped in today, called Rabanal Also, I saw the start of some mountains!!
    The albergue where I am staying serves afternoon tea at 16:30 and we all ate together and had a group yoga session before bed. Love it ❤
    Ready to hike up a hill tomorrow💪
    Namaste 🙏
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  • Day29

    To the hills

    May 31, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Heading west from Astorga the road rose, as I continued leaving the plains of Castile behind. I'd planned a fairly easy day to set myself up for tomorrow's climb to the highest point on the Camino, and a visit to the famous Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross)

    The albergue where I ask for directions to my hotel had a good vibe to it. I was happy to return when my hotel host wasn't around to greet me. Happier still to stay in a comfortable private room for half what I expected to pay.

    When I heard about a Vespers service being sung in Latin, I jumped. It seems like a fitting ritual before tomorrow's climb. While I didn't share the beliefs of many in attendance, I was moved-- both by the atmosphere, and a connection I felt to pilgrims who'd sung these same words a thousand years before.

    I left the small church to capture a few evening photos, enjoy a huge plate of pasta, and chat with a pair of Aussies I met several times along the way. Then I headed off to bed. Tomorrow would start early, and be a big day...
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