Monthly Archives: May 2014

Villadangos to Astorga

Greg and I got an early start.  We didn’t see Phyllis or Manfred when we left right after breakfast.  We did run into Manfred however about halfway to San Martin and said hello.  It appeared that he wanted to walk … Continue reading

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Short Trip to Villadangos

Since our bus did not leave until 10:00 am, we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and stocked up on fruit and bread once again.  We got ourselves together and walked the few blocks to Plaza San Domingo.  At the bus stop, … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Gaudi and Gothic Beauty

  Breakfast in the dining room was magnificent, just like the hotel. There was an ample buffet that had various meats and cheeses along with many kinds of fruit and good scrambled eggs. Even though we knew we were going … Continue reading

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Bus to Leon

It was just as cold in the morning, and it appeared that no heat came on at all during the night. This was certainly the worst of the hotels we had stayed at thus far. Breakfast was actually not too … Continue reading

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More Senda on the Way to Mansilla

The mini-store next to the bar area supplied us with food for the day along with a few items we thought might be helpful. We loaded up and took off for Mansilla. In the early hours, the trail was bleak … Continue reading

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To El Burgo Ranero via Real Camino Frances

Breakfast was served in the bar area of the hotel and it was surprisingly good. At one of the tables was a fellow pilgrim from Seattle who considered himself an expert on blisters. He had been talking to Greg earlier … Continue reading

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The Blistering Path to Sahagun

Another good breakfast, served to us in the busy bar area. Substantial cups of coffee and refills were a welcome surprise. The Irish couple ate with us and headed out early. Greg and I kept our fruit for later in … Continue reading

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To Calzadilla on the Via Aquitana

The breakfast in the morning was sumptuous and we were able to stock up as planned. Soon, we were out across the omni-present N-120 into the countryside and onto the Via Aquitana, built over 2000 years ago. Walking on this … Continue reading

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The “Souless” Senda to Carrion

I was slow getting going this morning and Greg took off ahead of me. There was a group of Italian ladies, perhaps 10 or more, who must have come in during the later hours last night. They were all walking … Continue reading

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To Fromista and the Tierra de Campos

Another beautiful morning to come down out of Castrojeriz and then way up to the Meseta again and the drop down into the Tierra de Campos before we get to Fromista. Before we left, we experienced a good breakfast in … Continue reading

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