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Santa Marina del Rey

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  • Day135

    San Martin del Camino

    July 14, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 68 °F

    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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  • Day6

    San Martin del Camino

    October 7 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Dag iedereen die mijn blog vol met spelfouten wilt lezen. Gelukkig post ik ze tenminste wel nog de dag zelf (;)),

    Nou hier zijn we weer en weet je wat? Ik heb er een 5de blaar bij. Applaus voor mijn voeten! Op het einde van het traject zijn mijn volledige voeten bedolven onder de blaren. Precies of ze het express doen. Elke dag een nieuwe.

    Naast het blarenprobleem is alles wel goed gegaan. Ik heb redelijk goed geslapen in de grote refter met kabaal makers, heb goed kunnen stappen (hoewel de laatste 4kilometers echt wel genoeg waren (zie foto)) en heb geen ruzie gemaakt met papa :D (is nog niet gebeurd hoor).

    Eindelijk zullen we morgen het laatste stuk van de lelijke route (naast een drukke weg) uitwandelen. We gaan dan meer beginnen klimmen met wat meer groen in. Helaas zal dit ook zeggen dat er bij iemand anders zijn blog het vol zal staan van verscheidene bloemen, zonsopgangen (dat blijft toch altijd hetzelfde nietwaar?),... Helaas is het hier niet beter want ik weet zelf niet hoe ik deftig een foto moet trekken :D

    Ach ja je zal het allemaal wel zien morgen ee en bij papa oveemorgen ;) en nu ga ik best eens gaan slapen want ik ben al overtijd.

    Slaapwel schatjes en tot morgen! Doeg!
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  • Day24

    Hospital de Orbigo

    September 14 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Kurzer Gang (14 km) nach Hospital der Orbigo, um einen halben Ruhetag in einer besonderen Herberge zu haben. So chillen wir also im Garten mit den Hunden und Katzen. Osteopathie und Yoga gibt's auch im Angebot und gleich ein gemeinsames vegetarisches Essen gegen Spende.

  • Day30

    San Martin to Astorga - 14 miles +/-

    October 21, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 48 °F

    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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  • Day25

    Day 23. St Martin

    September 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    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

  • Day23

    Villavante

    July 11, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Så har vi klarat av León och fortsatt vår vandring. Idag finns vårt härbärge I Villavante. Den obligatoriska duschen och tvätten är avklarad. Nu skall nästa dagsetapp studeras och pilgrimsmiddag skall ätas. Vi har valt att följa en lite längre sträckning (en gammal romarväg som användes förr av pilgrimerna) av El Camino för att slippa följa den stora vägen N 120.Read more

  • Day35

    Tag 32 // Zurück im Sattel

    September 20, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    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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  • Day21

    San Martin del Camino

    September 20, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    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

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