Day 6 – El Real de la Jarra to Monesterio – VdlP Camino Blog & Video

by | Mar 30, 2023 | Camino Via de la Plata, Journey, Videos | 2 comments

Day 6 on the VdlP.  20 kms today from El Real de la Jarra to Monesterio.

It was an early Camino start in the dark in search of breakfast.  I had to walk from the far side of town, back through town, but found a great bar open.  There always seems to be a bar open early for the locals.   I saw two other Pilgrims but really just said Hello.   I’m not sure, but I get the feeling most people walking this Camino walk alone and want to enjoy the solitude.  Maybe?

There was an amazing castle coming out of town, take a look at the gallery.

And the umbrella comes out for the first time. I was so glad of the umbrella, as whilst the day was not that hot, the sun was.  It was to come in use a lot in the coming days.

I stopped at a highway service area for lunch and two old guys asked me where I was walking to and from and how old I was LOL.  I think they were shocked that a guy not much younger than them was walking so far!

The last bit up to Monesterio was a gradual uphill and it was getting quite hot.   Another Pilgrim came shooting past me.  A guy from Switzerland who walks really far and fast.   I lost him the next day or so.

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  1. Lawrence Farrell

    Great video. I remember that truck stop was good- had the tortilla and coffee. On the VdlP you look forward to places to eat, sometimes any place, that you would never consider on the Frances or Portuguese.

    • Rob

      Very true LOL


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