I really don’t like walking in the dark. In the dusk I can do, so I can see my shadow slowly forming in front of me and try in vain to photograph the sunrise, but not in the dark, when you can’t see the ground or the landscape. Don’t like walking by flashlight either. But … More CF Day 14 – Boadilla to Carrion de los Condes
Doesn’t look too bad, does it? But as you get closer, you see how steep it is. Nothing else for it than to get up and over it though – we told ourselves the views would be good up there and powered on. And as expected, the views were wonderful! I kept stopping and turning … More CF Day 13 – Castrojeriz to Boadilla
We like to think we live and learn. And so it was that the morning after we left Hornillos early and at speed, to beat the heat. I hate the thought of hurrying or trying to beat anything on the camino, but it just got too hot for us in the afternoons and we seemed … More CF Day 12 – Hornillos to Castrojeriz
We were not happy bunnies on the morning we had to leave lovely Burgos. Not at all. We managed to get a table by the window on the square overlooking the cathedral and had breakfast while discussing when to come back (soon) and how long to stay for (as long as possible). In the end … More CF Day 11 – Burgos to Hornillos
Plan: Sleep in – check Visit cathedral – nope (queue too long) Visit museum of Human Evolution – eer … look, sunny square! Find tapas street for a meal – check Buy umbrella to shade from the sun on the meseta – check (purple) Drift around Burgos-watching – check Take lots of lovely photos to … More CF Day 10 – Burgos rest day
Our goal for the day wasn’t just getting to Burgos, but finding the elusive River Route there! In 2012 I missed the turn and ended up walking along the unpleasant tarmac road around the airport, with no shade and no real shoulder to walk on. This time would be different. The Scouse Spouse was on … More CF Day 9 – Atapuerca to Burgos
I knew as soon as I woke up: Bedbugs. Oddly it seemed I was the only one bitten, I must be extra tasty? I have been bitten once before and freaked out quite badly about bringing them with me to new beds, and so far on this walk we had made sure we lifted the … More CF Day 9 – BEDBUGS!