Rabé de las Calzadas

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  • Day28

    Day 28b. Rabé de Las Calzadas, Camino

    September 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Hornillos del Camino is a municipality of 70 inhabitants. A popular overnight stop for pilgrims. There are at least 5 Albergues here on the Main Street. The place is full of pilgrims.
    Hornillos is one of the best examples of a “Royal” camino road: in this case one long street (the aptly named calle real) stretched out along the camino. This layout allowed every building to face the camino, a trait which reminds us that the current heavy development along the camino is anything but a new phenomenon. The town once belonged to the monastery of St. Denis and was home to a Benedictine community.Read more

  • Day1

    Rabe de las Calzadas

    October 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Dag dag iedereen,

    Het is al meer dan een jaar terug dat jullie van mij iets hebben gehoord (via deze weg) en nu zitten we hier dan.

    We hebben geen klop uitgestoken en toch zijn we al vermoeid, maar ja misschien zit het in de genen. De vlieger en bus waren de minst amuzantere uren waarbij ik probeerde te slapen en toch ook weer niet (questi van de mensen geen nachtmerries te geven van mijn gezabber).

    Eindelijk toegekomen in Burgos waren we zo blij om weer op pad te gaan dat we begonnen te kuieren door de winkelstraten. We hebben dan besloten om toch al wat kilometertjes te doen voor er in te komen (wat al lang het plan was). 12 kilometer verder en hier zitten we dan.

    Misschien heb je het door aan mijn slechte woordkeuze en op niets trekkende zinnen maar ik ben best wel dood op. Maar morgen doe ik meer mijn best, das belooft!

    Slaapwel lezetjes en ik ben blij dat jullie terug zijn :)
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  • Day27

    Almost half way there

    September 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We have now entered what is called the meseta, 231 klms of wheat fields, basically the bread basket of Spain, and they eat a lot of bread🥪!, me too atm. I'm developing a very nice carb baby! 😲
    It's mostly flat but we have encountered a few steep hills as we rise up to the meseta from the small towns in between.
    We had our 34th wedding anniversary in Burgos(7sept) and got a cheap hotel to celebrate. It was nice to sleep in a big bed rather than a bunk and to have our own bathroom. It seemed like such a luxury.
    I'm totally fine with the dorm and bunk situation. You make your own little space usually and they are mostly very comfortable mattresses. Lights out at 10pm and up at 6-7am.
    In Burgos we took a tour of the cathedral which was consecrated in 1260. It's huge and full of mind blowing chapels, cloisters, art, plasterwork and gillding. By the end of the tour we were somewhat overwhelmed. The tomb of El Cid is there too. He was a Castillian warlord born near to Burgos in 1043.
    After the cathedral we saw wedding guests from a wedding in the chapel cathedral. All kitted out in gorgeous dresses immaculate and beautiful. I did Feel a bit odd mingling with them in my hiking shorts and socks with sandals(to aid blister healing)
    We had a delicious meal and I tried the local morcilla black pudding, very yummy. Mark had a perfect salmon pastry parcel and vegetables.
    We walked home in the bitter chill wind. 🍃
    Seems like Spain turns off summer on September 1st. That's it, that's yer lot, it's all over red rover.

    The next few mornings were crisp and what you might call fresh. But it does feel like such a privelege to be up and walking as the sun comes up. 🌅
    In the last few days, we upped our klms and did a few 20-22 ishklm days, so today we chose a less taxing day of only 10 with multiple coffee stops, foot airing breaks and well it'd be a crime not to try those chocolate croissants wouldn't it.
    At days end when we arrive at our albergue the first thing we want to do is get our boots off. Release the toes, it's such a pleasure to take off the boots and thank the feet for another day.
    I'm pretty amazed those feet have now walked me 357 klms, we still have a few more to go to make it to the end at Santiago which will be 800 klms and maybe even to finnisterre, the end of the earth🌏
    But I know I can do it now.
    Just put one foot in front of the other and keep going 😁 🚶🚶 🚶
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  • Day15

    Rabė de Las Calzadas

    July 3, 2015 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 33 °C

    Framme vid dagens härbärge. Litet och mysigt. Obligatorisk dusch och tvättning pågår. Ikväll blir det mässa hos nunnorna i klostret längre ner på gatan. Men innan dess skall vi hinna med en gemensam middag.Read more

  • Day3

    Tag 1 geschafft

    June 10, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Toller erster Tag und das trotz Regen! Tolle Menschen überall, man kommt an und spürt den Camino Spirit. Das laufen ist mir heute nicht so schwer gefallen aber ich spüre den Rucksack auf meinen Schultern. Allerdings sagen die Ladies mit denen ich auf einem Zimmer bin ( Frankreich, Canada, Belgien und Italien), das es normal ist. Das Essen was ich gerade hatte war so lecker und morgen früh gibt es auch noch Frühstück, sodass ich gestärkt in den Tag starten kann. Möchte morgen gern die 28 KM schaffen💪🏻. Try my best! Highlight des Tages: 25 Störche auf einer Wiese, die Menschen die einem immer Buen Camino wünschen egal ob Pilger oder Einheimische und der Spirit der mich sowas von gepackt hat! Nicht so toll war der Regen, der aber auch irgendwie seinen Zauber hatte.Read more

  • Day16

    Ny dag nya utmaningar.

    July 4, 2015 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Nu lämnar vi detta glada gäng för nästa härbärge. Så här trevligt har vi vid gemensamma måltiden på kvällen.

  • Day15

    Efter dagens pilgrimsvandring.

    July 3, 2015 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 33 °C

    Må din väg gå dig till mötes.
    Må vinden vara din vän.
    Må solen värma din kind.
    Må regnet vattna själens jord.
    Och tills vi möts igen -
    må Gud hålla dig i sin hand.
    En irländsk bön

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