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A personal journey along the Camino de Santiago

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15th of May – Leaving Hornillos

15th of May – Leaving Hornillos

Rob The Traveller

I felt like an early start today, so I actually woke up at 5:30. By the time I had packed, done my stretching exercises and had a tasty breakfast I was on the road by 6:30. It’s quite chilly at this time in the morning, but I’m sure within 10 or 15 minutes I ‘ll have warmed up enough, to start eating my egg sandwich that I made the night before, that is warming up in my pocket.

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13th of May – Foot Care and Blisters on the Camino

13th of May – Foot Care and Blisters on the Camino

Rob The Traveller

One of the major topics of conversation amongst pilgrims when walking, stopping for a cafe con leche or at dinner in the evening is of course, blisters. Most people seem to suffer from them at one point and of course all have their own techniques for treating or avoiding them.

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12th of May – Walking to Burgos

12th of May – Walking to Burgos

Rob The Traveller

The walk all the way from Belorado yesterday was interesting and quite a challenge, but I think it’s taken a toll on my feet. Certainly my heels are much more painful today and the tendons quite sore. Talking to other pilgrims last night, they suggested taking a day off in our next stop, which is Burgos. Most people who walk all the way from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago try to take a day off once a week or at least every 10 days.

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11th of May – The Big Challenge

11th of May – The Big Challenge

Rob The Traveller

Today will probably be my greatest challenge so far physically in walking the Camino. Due to accommodation availability, I had two options today, either walk really short, 10 or 12 kilometers, or go long, which will be about 31 kilometers. I’ve decided to try the 31. It’s going to be a challenge, I know that. But I won’t be stupid.

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