Castrojeriz to Fromista (Camino de Santaigo)

Castrojeriz to Fromista (Camino de Santaigo)

No moon this morning so headlamps were essential. The yellow arrows quickly led us out of town and onto a dirt road that once again climbed upwards. The track over the last few weeks has gained and lost a lot of elevation so this morning was just more of the same. We gained 600 feet [...]

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Hornillos Del Camino to Castrojeriz (Camino de Santiago)

Hornillos Del Camino to Castrojeriz (Camino de Santiago)

Drank too much wine and ate dinner way too late to get much of a night’s sleep. Awake at 3:30am and laid in my bunk until 5 when I rustled the others for an early exit. We had another Pilgrim join us today. She is a Canadian, a professor from the University of Calgary, and [...]

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Burgos to Hornillos del Camino ( Camino de Santiago)

Burgos to Hornillos del Camino ( Camino de Santiago)

Yesterday there was plenty of time to relax in Burgos with its shops, dining options and sightseeing. The immense towering cathedral was inspiring. We walked around the perimeter and using our Pilgrims Passport able to get a discount on the entrance fee. The interior of the church was an expression of space. The arches soared [...]

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San Juan de Ortega to Burgos (Camino de Santiago)

San Juan de Ortega to Burgos (Camino de Santiago)

We had already been walking for an hour when we were given the gift of a sunrise that was magnificent. We passed through an oak and pine forest with trunks covered in layers of moss that hung thick and wet. I stopped at one point and took a photo with my old Rollei camera of [...]

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Belorado to San Juan de Ortega (Camino de Santiago)

Belorado to San Juan de Ortega (Camino de Santiago)

The moon was in its new phase so the early morning departure through the dark streets of Belorado was challenging. It took a few confused moments as we scoured the sidewalks, street signs and buildings for yellow arrows or shells that marked the Camino. We eventually arrived at the main track of the Way and [...]

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