I never thought I would, and I might not again, but here it is – my packing list in folded and laid-out form. Of course I forgot my sleeping bag, which was still hanging about drying after getting a permethrin spray yesterday, and my shoes, which are in the hall – out of sight, out … More I did the packing photo thing!
As sometimes happens, life and plans (not to mention insane politics) get in the way of blogging, but now that a few things have sorted themselves out – a new contract, a postponement and an extension – things seem to be back on track again for the immediate future. So I can be off again … More Normal service will resume shortly
It’s a strange feeling walking through an unfamiliar landscape on the way to such a familiar place – I have started in Astorga four times, the Scouse Spouse twice. We were excited to get there and also possibly even more aware of our surroundings because it was the last bit of the unknown. I remembered … More CF Day 21 – Hospital to Astorga
Another sunny camino morning, another walk. We went to the bus station and got the early-ish bus back to San Miguel, and had breakfast there. There were several pilgrims, alone and in couples and groups, but oddly no one greeted each other or said hello or goodbye to the barstaff or buen camino when other … More CF Day 20 – San Miguel to Hospital de Orbigo
Rest day! Yay! We slept in, then went for a small wander and had a late, lazy breakfast in the sunshine at our local León square. Then we browsed our guidebooks and itinerary plan. And … discovered we had a problem. When we planned the walk, the idea was to get a local bus past … More CF Day 19 – León to San Miguel
What a relief to wake up and feel well! We were planning on an early getaway this morning to beat the heat, also because the trail, a senda-like gravel path next to the road, would be relatively easy to walk even in the dark and dusk. We were up and out before sunrise, which doesn’t … More CF Day 18 – Reliegos to León
But it wasn’t over. It seemed the camino flu had rested too, and now it returned with a vengeance! I woke up in a cold sweat at stupid early in the morning, with a blistering headache and a dreadful feeling that something was seriously wrong. I tried to drink water but couldn’t hold it down, … More CF Day 17 – Sahagún to Reliegos