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Physio in Carrión

Physio in Carrión

We stayed an extra day in Carrión to have a bit of a break and also a chance for Pat to have a second visit to a physio. I took the opportunity as well to have a session to sort out my Achilles and shins. I have to say as with all my experiences with physios in Spain,...

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My Favourite Spanish Words

My Favourite Spanish Words

  Prior to this Camino, I thought it might be useful to learn some more Spanish. The aim was to build on my already impressive vocabulary of about 20 words, that dealt mainly with food and drink! The big goal this time, would be to achieve the ultimate in flexibility...

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The Centro de Salud

The Centro de Salud

It happened in Carrión! Pat had been experiencing an irritating itch for a couple of days, and we thought we pop into Centros de Salud in Carrión. We were told in the hotel that pilgrims were catered for between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening.     We turned up at the...

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Day 24 – Carrión to Ledigos

Day 24 – Carrión to Ledigos

Following our hilarious visit to the physio, we thought it best to start off with a short distance, to see how Pat's feet and legs would hold up. The 17 Kilometers along the Roman road to Calzadilla, didn't seem like a smart idea. So, unfortunately, we made the...

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Day 26 – Getting Back on Track

Day 26 – Getting Back on Track

So today we are trying to get our Camino back on track and start walking some decent distances. Today we are trying 20 kilometers into Mansilla. Which should be manageable for Pat, given that it's very flat all the way, on senda next to the main road.     And then...

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Day 28 – Packing List

Day 28 – Packing List

Today we are walking along a flat section next to the road. Which tends to get me more into a meditation mood. Although it's not totally featureless, because after the right in a distance we've got some beautiful snowcapped mountains and all around us fields full of...

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Day 29 – Leaving Hospital de Órbigo

Day 29 – Leaving Hospital de Órbigo

I can't believe it, we're actually on the road before 8 o'clock! Pat still hasn't got her get ready time below about 2 hours, so she set the alarm for 6 am, and we're actually on the road before 8.     Last night we stayed in the Hostal Don Suero Quiñones, which was...

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David’s House of the Gods

David’s House of the Gods

When I first walked the Camino in 2015, I can remember that meeting David, was one of the highlights. Some years ago David walked the Camino and then decided to devote his time to looking after pilgrims on their journey. And he now lives on the Camino in basically...

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Day 30 – Time and Distance

Day 30 – Time and Distance

Yesterday on our way into Astorga from the top of the hill we could see some distant mountains and one of those was the area of the Cruz de Ferro. Today as we are on our way to Foncebadón and we're getting closer and closer to that mountain range. As I look up from...

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