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Day 31 Villadangos del Paramo to Astoria

It was strange to be leaving Leon and come across Bernard sitting in the square reading. He’s obviously been photographed many times by the look of the shiny seat next to him. I guess he’s never lonely …. So here … Continue reading

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Day 31: Leon to Villadangos Del Paramo

I thought I would never leave the suburbs of León behind and indeed it took me a couple of hours before I was out of suburbia, the landscape was slightly more hilly than of late, but most of the way … Continue reading

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Day 28: Sahagun to Reliegos

Due to a mix up in my room bookings I had a an 8 hour walk today and covered 30.4 km which is about 18.5 miles. In fairness the firm that did my forward bookings did offer to taxi my … Continue reading

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Still Day 27: in Sahagun

Part two Some musings on The Way….. I wrote this on our 25th wedding anniversary…. Although obviously the photograph was not taken until some years later. In fact this is a copy of the back of the order of service … Continue reading

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Day 26: Calzada de la Cruze to Moratinos

A sad and tearful day today! No particular reason it just is….. I was sad to leave the hostel and sad to leave it’s owners’ who literally welcome we Pilgrims with open arms, I loved the greenery that flowed from … Continue reading

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Day 25: Carrión los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza

First here is something for your imagination. I am staying at a little hostel run by a couple of very kind, sweet, people; the walls show their own framed Compostelas. Their pilgrim passports are also framed, but the stamps are … Continue reading

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Day 23: Castrojeriz to Boadilla del Camino

A mere 17 km walk today, but it did begin with a breathtaking climb, which was rewarded by a breathtaking view……. Going up; the path stretching behind me as far as I could see ….. The sun shining, but a … Continue reading

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Still Day 20 Rest day in Burgos

No where was I before I pressed the wrong button.? Just listening to the heavenly voices of the young of Pennsylvania, who were here to perform for the people of Spain, choirs, jazz band, orchestra, big band, string orchestra, all … Continue reading

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Days 18 and 19, Villafranca Montes De Oca to Burgos

I want it to be that the known that the reason no blog was published last night, has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that the little hostel where were staying were staging a birthday party and that the … Continue reading

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Day 17: Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca

Villafranca Montes de Oca, tiny and lovely, a village of 200 souls with a church able to take at least treble that amount, like so many places both here and in Britain. The Church here at Villafranca……. For me the … Continue reading

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