Day 8 - Najera

Day 8 – Najera

I had a good, yet hard,  time of it today; 30 km in 6 hours. Not too bad. I left Logroño at 5:45 this morning. My roommates from last night (Danny, Mette, and Birgit) were a bit surprised by how…

Day 9 - Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 9 – Santo Domingo de la Calzada

This morning Anne checked my feet again (she rocks), and I headed out for Santo Domingo de la Calzada (a chicken was resurrected here). The sky was grey the entire day and I had to pack well with all my…

Day 10 - Belorado

Day 10 – Belorado

Only did another 22 km today, and I took a nice eight hours to do it in. These gave me an opportunity to rest and air my blisters often. It was worth it. I traveled with Anne and Mo for…

Day 11 - Atapuerca

Day 11 – Atapuerca

I’m sitting in Atapuerca in the main kitchen. I was to be in a semi-private area, but I was uncomfortable sharing a room with a woman. I’ve been in a room with several women, but that just meant that there…

Day 12 - Burgos

Day 12 – Burgos

The next morning was mist, and lots of it. Visibility was at times less than 30 feet or so. It was a long, cold, misty, and rainy walk. After a few hours I came across Peter and Morag. We chatted…

Day 13 - Hontanas

Day 13 – Hontanas

Left Burgos in the rain. It kept up for most of the day. Fortunately, I had my new poncho. I walked steady for 9 km to Taradajos. Occasionally, I could see Keith’s yellow slicker in the distance moving quickly and…

From the Home Front -  Hontanas

From the Home Front – Hontanas

Michael called to say he had made it to Hontanas. He should be in Leon within six days, and since the terrain is fairly flat here, his old man knees shouldn’t give him trouble. He’s hoping to take a rest…

From the Home Front - Fromista

From the Home Front – Fromista

Michael called to say there is no internet access until probably Leon. It’s also been “#%@*ing raining for the entire day”. Right now he’s in a small town that was the bread basket of the Western Roman Empire: Fromista. Shin…

Day 14 - Fromista

Day 14 – Fromista

I left Hontanas in the rain. This is becoming so familiar. Slog, slog, slog. Too bad about the rain as it was a lovely walk, but I had to keep the camera packed to protect it. The walk to Castrojériz…