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!
If you are new to the camino or that sort of long distance walking – ie not backpacking as such – you might be forgiven for thinking that anyone who has done this repeatedly would have the packing list and training down to a fine art by now and be able to just put on … More 5 days to go
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
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
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 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