The Old Man from Japan

SATURDAY 4TH May – My time is done here for now. My Camino finishes in Burgos. But first I have to walk from the aubergue at San Juan de Ortega. That freezing dark medieval dungeon. I felt my relying on my body heat in my bed- liner and sleeping bag that I would never reheat … Read more

St John of the Nettle

It was almost 16km from Espinosa del Camino through Villafranca Montes de Oca, a quick stop for coffee and a pastry and then along the narrow main street dodging articulated trucks on the N-120 before climbing up behind the church to Fuente de Mojapán at 1,100 metres and then Monumento a los Caidos to 300 … Read more

No room at the Inn

Terrible night at the Colombian-family-run Villamayor Aubergue La Tienda in Villamaor del Rio.. I have narrowed it down to a bad pollo Empanada. Up a couple of times during the night vomiting. Not nice. Weak now for the inclined stride into a stiff westerly wind that has been blowing for days in the mid 20’S … Read more

From Rioja into Leon Castille

Another 25km stretch to Villamajor del Rio.Left Albergue Guadalupe in Cirueňa about 7.30pm. Breakfast at a modern boutique hotel in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Onwards across arable rolling fields to Graňon. There was a  food truck at the entrance to the town with a meal special for €4 per person – cafe con leche,  … Read more