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
A different start to our camino morning – going to the bus station to find the local bus back to Azofra to carry on from where the intrepid Scouse Spouse left off the day before. As it was, we couldn’t find it, or it had left or not yet arrived, at least nobody waiting for … More CF Day 6 – Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada
The next day was cooler and we walked at a brisk pace through the undulating vineyards. There seemed to be very few pilgrims on the trail, I suppose Ventosa isn’t one of the main stops. We were happy enough being outside in the beautiful morning and didn’t really miss company. As you get closer to … More CF Day 5 – Ventosa to Nájera
After the madness of Logroño it felt like a relief to get back on the road again heading for the quiet blink-and-you-miss-it village of Ventosa, just off the camino and the motorway. It would be another unproblematic distance, we thought, as we headed out of town wading through the debris, smashed glass, wine leftovers and … More CF Day 4 – Logroño to Ventosa
Getting ready to leave Viana early in the morning – well, early-ish, meaning after David and most other pilgrims were long gone – we were excited about getting to Logroño, as David had mentioned that there was a wine festival there that weekend. Other pilgrims were having problems prebooking beds and rooms there because of … More CF Day 3 – Viana to Logroño