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Day 35 A pause! Ok that’s all for now! Today I get a ride to Santiago de Compostela and tomorrow I leave España. I will post pictures from the beautiful pilgrims mass in the cathedral.But now I am done and dusted. My boots have worn through so yesterday, Astorga was my last day. Over 1000 […]

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Day 34 Astorga 24k A trail that joins the more famous Camino Frances at this small city. The walk is easy and all in the nature and the huge cathedral of Astorga soon presents on the horizon. There are two must visit sites here. Gaudis castle and the impressive gothic cathedral with its Romanesque facade. […]

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Day 33 La Baneza 23k An early start and a really pleasant walk for most of the way alongside the river. The last few kilometres over some large hills to this pueblo. A nice clean well kept albergue which I share with a french pilgrim. 5 euro for the night is normally the going rate […]

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Day 32 Alija de Infantada 21k A shorter day and still cooler weather and walking with the Spanish guys is great. They get to a village and know just where to find the bar. Still straight walking and the stony paths are taking there toll on my boots!! I feel ever single pebble now and […]

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Day 31 Benavente 27k This trail to rejoin the Camino Frances is straight north and again today on wide tracks but thankfully with lots of pueblos in between for refreshment stops. My Spanish amigos are still with me and as with most Spanish pilgrims they enjoy late nights. Benavente is a big town and it […]

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Day 30 Granja de Muruela 24k Another easy day straight along dirt stone paths almost the whole journey. More wheat but a in lot of the fields the crop is dry. It’s cooler weather today and I still have Luis and Pablo for company because Pablo has muscle problems and they need a go slow.

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Day 29 Montamarta 20k A wonderful short day for a change! In by midday. Unbelievable. Washing shower everything done by 1pm. And the trail is again long wide paths through fields sown and ready to be planted. And in the really good albergue just me to start with. In the afternoon some late arrivals. Every […]

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Day 30 Granja de Muruela 24k Another easy day straight along dirt stone paths almost the whole journey. More wheat but a in lot of the fields the crop is dry. It’s cooler weather today and I still have Luis and Pablo for company because Pablo has muscle problems and they need a go slow.

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Saturday 15th June Day 28 Zamora 36k A long day so an early start again and it’s an easy walk with a stop after 21k and another 6k later. Mostly working along a canal and Zamora is very big pueblo and I see it at least 3 hours out. I was worried the albergue would […]

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Day 27 Toro 32k An early trail of rolling hills and unusually against a strong headwind. No stops today so it was a 5.45 start and at halfway I find the Rio Duero and follow this for almost the entire journey to Toro. It’s perched on a hill but the last climb up is well […]