Leon to Villar de Mazarife (Camino de Santiago)

Leon to Villar de Mazarife (Camino de Santiago)

May 27th 2012 I am starting to be very tired of communal sleeping. I lost one of my earplugs during the night and the snoring and heat had me ready to gather my belongings and move outside to a bench in the square. The alberque gates were locked until  6am so we had abit of [...]

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Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon (Camino de Santiago)

Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon (Camino de Santiago)

May 26 The path to Leon was only 11.5 miles and primarily along a busy highway. The only highlight of the walking was the stands of cottonwood trees that had gone to seed, filling the air with white fluffs. I noticed a small yard that looked as if it had recently snowed the seed covered [...]

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Hermanillos de la Calzada to Mansilla de las Mulas (Camino de Santiago)

Hermanillos de la Calzada to Mansilla de las Mulas (Camino de Santiago)

  May 25 I had hoped to fall asleep early last night but the sleeping area was just behind the kitchen/dining area and a group spent most of the evening cooking, drinking a lot of wine and talking loudly. It was frustrating as I tossed and turned and kept repositioning my earplugs. Tim grumbled and [...]

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Terradillos de los Templarios to Hermanillos de la Calzada (Camino de Santiago)

Terradillos de los Templarios to Hermanillos de la Calzada (Camino de Santiago)

May 24 The nights attempt at sleep was defeated by stuffy hot air and snoring. I somehow incorporated the communal sleeping area into a long epic dream that I was so pleased to be released from. We were dressed, packed and walking by 6am in near pitch dark. Tim disappeared in the distance and Greg [...]

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Carrion de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios (Camino de Santiago)

Carrion de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios (Camino de Santiago)

May 23 We had hoped to get an early start this morning but the nuns keep the exit doors locked until 6am. It was 6:30 before we were walking out of town. I had plenty of energy today with yesterday being very relaxing and actually having a good night’s sleep, and not much wine drinking. [...]

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