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We’ll Keep it Updated Live – Starting from St Jean on 25th April 2018.

Day 15 – Santo Domingo to Belorado

Day 15 – Santo Domingo to Belorado

We got off to a rather late start, I think about 10 o'clock by the time we got going. The weather is really starting to warm up. For us it was a full day, 21 kilometers. We passed through some really interesting villages along the way, particularly Grañón. I...

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Day 16 – Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca

Day 16 – Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca

Another short day for us from Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca, just 12 kilometers. It was a very pleasant walk, a little cooler than the previous days. We arrived in Villafranca at about 12:30.     We picked a hotel off booking.com called Hotel San Antón Abad....

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For Movie Tragics

For Movie Tragics

Having watched the Martin Sheen movie, The Way, at least 20 times, I'm always interested to pass through locations used for the movie. This time we were lucky enough to stay at Hotel Akerreta, which was used for a movie location. And we were lucky to spot a couple of...

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Day 19 – Burgos to Hornillos

Day 19 – Burgos to Hornillos

After a very pleasant day off in Burgos, we set off on a 21 kilometer stretch to Hornillos. After the first few kilometers out of the towns and roads, we got out into some really nice countrysides. Although some of the path led us through a motorway junction which...

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Mary the Supermum

Mary the Supermum

Last night we stayed at La Casa del Abuelo in Hornillos. This was a casa rural that I used three years ago that I found really comfortable, you should note there isn't a lot of accommodation in Hornillos and it fills up very quickly. As we came into the village, the...

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Day 20 – Hornillos to Castrojeriz

Day 20 – Hornillos to Castrojeriz

Camino Waves I've actually been surprised at the number of pilgrims on the path since we started in Saint Jean. I can understand in the beginning you journey with two or three hundred stowing off from Saint Jean per day, and so you'll be in a fairly large group...

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Day 21 – Castrojeriz to Frómista

Day 21 – Castrojeriz to Frómista

Today is quite a long section for us, about 24 or 25 kilometers. It started off in a spectacular fashion, with a climb out of Castrojeriz with fantastic views.     After a short walk across the top of the plateau, we head down for our lunch stop. During the eight...

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Camino Curved Ball

Camino Curved Ball

  Looks like we might need to cut short. Pat had cortisone treatment just before we left, for Plantar Fasciitis. I think the effect is wearing off. It only lasts a month. She hobbled into Boadilla yesterday and we had to taxi the last 5 kilometers to Fromista where we...

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Day 22 – The Camino Provides

Day 22 – The Camino Provides

It's funny how things work out. Yesterday Pat was really struggling with her plantar fasciitis, which meant that we had to get a taxi for the last five kilometers into Frómista. Last night we discussed our various options, as it was starting to look like our Camino...

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