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San Martín del Camino

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  • Day135

    San Martin del Camino

    July 14 in Spain

    Our walk from León to San Martin was not the most scenic today because of the long route out of the city. Plus, we were near a lot of traffic noise and even took a break at a dive of a truck stop. 😂😂Needless to say, I did not have many picture opportunities.

    But I heard two things today that made me giggle:

    1. A Scottish woman used the words “Matted with grunge” when she was talking about dirty socks worn by a man she had met.
    2. Andy saying, “That was feral!” After finishing his shot of licor de orujo.

    We have been very fortunate that it hasn’t been crowded at all for us and, up until now, we have not had to book an albergue much at all. But as we plan out our last days we might book ahead more because there are more pilgrims starting and other Caminos are connecting to this one.

    This afternoon I was thinking I wouldn’t have much to show you today, but I am always surprised on this trip. When we stay at an albergue, many times the owners provide a pilgrim meal. We have had good ones, so-so ones, fantastic ones, and “oh my word! That was bad!” ones. But tonight’s had to be the best of them all, not because the food surpassed all the others, but because of one Italian man who sat with us. His wife and daughter were at the other table, but he was placed at ours because their table ran out of chairs. We lucked out! He was quiet at the start, but then shared some Italian wisdom and a drinking game with us that made us all SO happy. I have included a video so you can get an idea of the fun we had. Thank you to the Albergue Santa Ana for the great food, wine, and after dinner liqueur!

    Italian Wisdom:
    1. The brain is overrated.
    2. Less brain equals more happiness 😁
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  • Day25

    Day 23. St Martin

    September 27 in Spain

    Up and off early today, to leave Leon before it gets too hot! Not much to see so not many pictures, but on a great note, just ticked under 300km left 😁😁😁 but it's still not getting any easier on the body, just a lil better on the mind. Enjoying meeting new people and seeing old familiar faces. Will start seeing lot of new people as many camino routes start to join our path! A very exciting experience.Read more

  • Day30

    San Martin to Astorga - 14 miles +/-

    October 21, 2017 in Spain

    Talk about cold! Wow! Need more warm clothes. Put on all that I had and walked at a very brisk pace to generate some heat. Noticed frost on the ground and captured a pretty sunrise. It seems that they are the most colorful when it is cold.

    Had a cup of coffee in San Martin and stopped for breakfast in Hospital De Orbigo so I covered about six miles in the cold with about nine to go.

    Made my first wrong turn this morning...in the dark. Had the headlight on, but must have missed a turn somewhere. When I came to a hard surfaced road and did not see an attow, I checked the book and the Camino was much closer to the highway than I was so I made a left, walked about 1/4 mile down the road, found the arrow, made a right and kept trucking.

    I finished the walk to Astorga receiving one act of kindness. I stopped at a mercado for fruit and the owner gave me an orange as a gift. He used his cell phone to translate. Probably does not see too many pilgrims as old as I am and it is not a problem for me to look tired.

    Once in Astorga, I walked around looking for a hostel where I could chill out for a couple of nights. Made a couple of false starts, backtracked, and found the Casa de Tepa. The gentleman that helped me told me that the property had been in his family for over 200 years.

    We negotiated the price and when I offered my credit card, he said to pay later. The room is great and I'll enjoy it for the next couple of nights. He asked me where I was from and when I replied, he went into a closet and came out wearing a new year's eve plastic hat with the stars and stripes covering it. We had a laugh at that, and I think he gave me his best room. First floor, sunken bed and TV watching area, and separate shower and toilet areas. Towels large enough to wrap around twice with some left over.

    Anyway, I am sitting in a laundry washing my clothes. Met a couple from Canada and she helped me with the washer settings so I should be clean in about an hour, then food.

    Interesting picture of the bridge leaving de Orbigo, the trail in front of me, and a stature of a pilgrim drinking something. Is it water or wine, and if wine, tinto or blanco?

    The tower appears to be a grain storage silo given the number of corn fields close by and the long range picture shows Astorga. Zoom in and you can see the cathedral. The other picture is the road in front of the mercado.

    Dinner is a bocadillo - ham, cheese, and tomato. Always an issue finding someplace that is open and serving food after two but before eight. Going to enjoy my beer and ham sandwich, then might go out later.

    Nope, in for the night.
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  • Day21

    San Martin del Camino

    September 20, 2017 in Spain

    Der gestrige Abend steckte uns allen noch tief in den Knochen. Und nach 3 Tagen ohne laufen ist es regelrecht ungewohnt,aber auch schön wieder auf den Beinen zu sein. Unsere heutige Strecke war recht kurz, nur 24km. Das Wetter war endlich wieder gut und es wurde sogar richtig heiß. Unsere Herberge war recht schon aber es gab Bed-Bugs. Dafür war das Essen wieder richtig gut, selbstgemachte Paella und zum Schluss gab es Grappa, sodass wir alle Happy um 9 ins Bett sind.Read more

  • Day23

    San Martin del Camino - Jour 23

    October 3, 2017 in Spain

    Réveil un peu plus tard que d’habitude... 6:30!!! On part en direction de San Martin del Camino aujourd’hui. Ça sera une courte journée de 22 km environ. Nous sortons finalement de la ville de León, mais nous continuons à suivre la route. Assez bruyant et ennuyant merci, car il y a beaucoup de camions qui passent sans arrêt et après avoir regardé la carte de plus près et bien ça sera pas juste ça toute la journée.

    Nous faisons un premier stop, mais pas trop fameux comme endroit... on dirait que la journée sera assez ordinaire!!! 😂 on continue le chemin et la température augmente rapidement, mais il ne reste pas trop long à notre journée. Vers 2 h nous sommes à notre gîte et l’endroit est bien, mais la route est tout près alors on va dormir au son des camions cette nuit!!

    On se fait un bon spaghetti et relaxons une partie de la soirée. Nous regardons si nous pouvons nous rencontrer à Santiago le vendredi 13 octobre, mais je ne crois pas pouvoir le faire. Marc va passer un bon 5-6 étapes alors je crois que ça sera la fin avec Marc, mais en espérant de le voir le dimanche là-bas avant qu’il parte le lundi.

    On verra la suite...

    P.S j’espère pouvoir prendre de belles photos demain avec un plus beau décor!!!

    Bonne nuit!
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  • Day35

    Tag 32 // Zurück im Sattel

    September 20, 2016 in Spain

    Nachdem ich schon die erste Beschwerde zum fehlenden Post von gestern gelesen habe, gebe ich doch lieber schnell ein Lebenszeichen von uns ;)

    Die Zwangspause ist vorbei, nachdem ich Sonntag noch mit 39 Grad Fieber flach lag geht es mir doch heute schon wieder vergleichsweise blendend. Zugegeben, das Radfahren hat auch schon mehr Spass gemacht...

    Heute geht es nur etwas weiter als Astorga. Entsprechend ist das erste Drittel bereits geschafft. Zeit für einen Imbiss.
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  • Day20

    Day 19: León - San Martín

    August 23, 2016 in Spain

    Feel like we're on the home stretch, less than 300km to Santiago! And we finally found a hostel with a pool

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