The mountain was climbed yesterday but today it must be descended. You probably know by now that I really don’t like descents. I have very weak knees and unsure footing. But I have noticed since I began the Camino that my knees seem to be getting stronger. After quite a long descent of about 7k, […]
so the day had come to get myself up this mountain. I have been dreading this day since the day my guide book arrived months ago. It was almost a 10k climb and took about three hours. It wasn’t easy but I was really pleased with how well I managed. I think I have probably […]
Looking at today’s stage in the guide book was enough for me to know that I had better get moving early. Took off in the dark at 5.45 and headed onto a narrow path which led up the mountain. It didn’t seem to take too long before we found ourselves above the clouds. Even though […]
Today’s stage was an easy 30k. After yesterday’s steep, rocky descents, it was a relief to have a fairly flat stage.
Last easy day until the mountain stages begin. 21.4k and perfect.
Officially today’s stage was 30k , but I did a couple of scenic detours. By choice this time, not due to getting lost. So ended up doing about 39k. The last part was very hilly as we are getting closer to the mountains ok. So that all made for a longish day. But I did […]
Such a beautiful walk again today. Firstly the trail led through the city of Leon to the industrial outskirts. Not so beautiful, but was good to see areas off the tourist route. It was then into the countryside and the walking just got better and better. Much of the walking was on gravel, and very […]
Big bustling city, which is beautiful, but really I’d rather be out on The Meseta