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About CJ

Setting out 1st September to walk El Camino. I am walking the French Way and starting at Logroño. My wonderful wife is joining me at Sarria to finish the walk with me.

HASTA LUEGO ASTORGA

Astorga, forever marred by the dreadful news of the murder of that poor American lady. The terrible coincidence of me being in that town at the time they found her body will remain as one of the not so nice … Continue reading

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OUT OF HOSPITAL

Great night’s sleep in Hospital. The guy who runs the albergue I stayed in got up at 6:30 to make me sandwiches, fruit and water for my journey. I told him to just give me fruit and water and I’d … Continue reading

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HAD TO GO TO HOSPITAL

On my way to Hospital Mazarife still in my mind, I was on my way to Hospital. Hospital de Orbigo to be exact. The road from Mazarife was pretty boring, with a straight road for 6 km which, as I … Continue reading

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THE FIELDS OF MAZARIFE

What an albergue! After the arduous journey I had taken to get to Mazarife (ok, by bus) is it any wonder I was in need of some refreshments. I got it in spades. As if the welcome that I got … Continue reading

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MARVELLOUS MAZARIFE

Post Leon Left Leon with two emotions and some opinions of El Camino. I am a peregrino, I have discovered, who doesn’t like non-peregrinos. I love cities when on holiday for short stays, for the buzz of everything that goes … Continue reading

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ADIÓS LEON

Time to leave Leon. Well, rested and ready to move on. Waiting at bus station for bus to Villar del Mazarife. Met a lovely couple from France who were on their fourth Camino and talked as if we had known … Continue reading

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LEON

I am now in Leon. Wow! I hear you say, that was one quick walk. Well, toe tell you the truth…… No honestly, after struggling again yesterday with my toe, I decided to move on again, this time to the … Continue reading

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BURGOS III – THIS TIME …….

Well tackled the first part of the Meseta today. Set off from Burgos municipal albergue at 7:00 a.m. to deliver my rucksack down to the Hotel Nortes y Londres for transportation to Hornillos del Camino. Hadn’t taken three steps when … Continue reading

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THE REAL BURGOS

This is the real Burgos. I have found the real Burgos. It was here right under my nose. It reminds me a little of Palma. The town houses with their windowed balconies. The Plazas at every corner. Very trendy looking … Continue reading

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CAFÉ BABIA – 10/10

Could almost cry with joy Just left the hotel from hell. Got a refund at least for the night I cancelled. Five minute taxi drive and have already met the real people of Spain again. Walked into little cafe across … Continue reading

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