Day 8 – Fuente de Cantos to Zafra – VdlP Camino Blog & Video

by | Apr 1, 2023 | Camino Via de la Plata, Journey, Videos | 5 comments

Day 8 – Fuente de Cantos to Zafra.  24.2 kms today. But the last 4 was alongside a road, so my feet were complaining.

Another great day! Starting in the dark at 6:30 am. And again I find a great bar just opening for breakfast.  It’s 6.2 kms to the next village, and I plan to top up with water there.  Though that plan almost failed!   Nothing looked open.

I met up with a couple of German Pilgrims who are camping.  As I have these early morning starts, I chat with my wife Pat on video using Facebook Messenger.   It gives her a chance to see where I am and that I’m still OK!

Today I have a confession.  I stayed in the Parador in Zafra!  I have tried them a couple of times before and this looked to be a lovely old castle, so I thought I’d try it.  I have to say that the lunch was sensational.   But the room?   I hit unlucky. On my side of the Hotel was a large square that seemed to be the local hangout for all the teenagers.  It was really noisy till about 2 am.

Maybe someone is sending me a message?  🙂

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  1. Kevin

    Since I started to watch your videoclips from VdlP, I knew – I don’t know how, but I knew – that you would stay at the Parador of Zafra 🙂 It seemed like a very proper and suitable accommodation for you. And yes, you did! Thank you for showing us around that place, as myself I have never stayed in any Parador so far. The more the choice of your accommodation at the next town of Torremejia came as a bit of surpise for me!

    Thank you so much for this amazing series of videoclips! While I watch them on a computer I add them to a playlist and later watch all of them in a sequence on a large TV!

    Buen Camino!

    • Rob

      I make no apologies for staying there. I have worked my butt off for 50 years in order to walk these Caminos, and still do. I’m not retired. Once or twice on a long Camino I try one. But you know what? The best room / sleep I have had so far, was a 30 euro room in a hostal. So having shared what a Parador is like for those who might be interested, I doubt I’ll be using them anymore… 🙂

    • Rob

      I’ll probably use some of the clips in compilation videos on the YouTube Channel.

      You’re walking a Camino Kevin. What are doing watching my videos 🙂

      Hope it’s going well. Buen Camino.

  2. Dave

    That was a Gabriel Osborne bull silhouette in the early morning Rob. Advertising feature for a sherry producer. They are all over Spain and have been part of the countryside for as far back as I remember….1960s

    • Rob

      Ahh. I have seen a few…..


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