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
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!
We had decided to start early this morning, but ended up having a long and very nice chat with the man at reception, who was very impressed that we had so little luggage and carried it ourselves – the common room downstairs was already full of suitcases to be shipped to the next stage. After … More CF Day 7 – Santo Domingo to Belorado