Monthly Archives: September 2013

My Day With The Meseta

Thursday, September 19, 2013   Waking up in Rabe de las Calzadas seems easy.  A small room with four bunk beds does not engender sleeping late, so I decide to suck it up (for the sake of my Meseta travels today) … Continue reading

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Getting To The Front Edge Of The Meseta . . .

Wednesday,September 18, 2013  The walk out of Burgos is nearly as confusing as Brierley makes it out to be.  I stop at my now favorite cafe for my last dose of breakfast eggs on the way out, and ask the waitress.  … Continue reading

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Second Burgos Day

Tuesday, September 17, 2013  Awaking all by myself is such a luxury after over two weeks of hearing the morning machinations of, oh, between six and sixty other trekkers while it’s still dark outside.  I am alone and don’t have … Continue reading

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First Burgos Day

Sunday, September 15, 2013.  I awaken ready to begin the two-day walk to Burgos, though I know I will get a bus into the big city’s outskirts, having been told that it is a horrendous walk into this lovely city.  … Continue reading

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Catching up with some past days . . .

I am reluctant to go backward, but I also don’t want to miss an accounting of some earlier days, and I’ll try to catch up more quickly in the next few days, so here goes: Tuesday, September 10, 2013  Torres … Continue reading

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The Written Map – Town by Town, Day by Day – The First Fifteen Days

Okay, some of you have wanted to follow with maps, so here is my day-by-day travel, with no real details but for the mileage/km. on my pedometer.  But if you are a map-hound, here you go.  And if not, you … Continue reading

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An Eight-To-Five Camino Day

Sunday, September 15, 2013 My lovely little commune albergue was the site of a delicious communal meal for nine of us last night.  Acacio and Orietta were host and chef respectively, and with six peregrinos and one volunteer, we sat … Continue reading

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A Majestic Day . . .

NOTE:  I re-read my last post and wanted to state for the record that after I am a sweaty mess at the end of the day, I do take a shower before crashing in my bunk . . . Saturday, … Continue reading

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Thoughts that float through me . . .

I realize I have not been writing about the internal journey, just the external, physical and environmental one. The first week was sheer exertion, paying attention to my feet on the path, to my breath, to drinking enough water.   … Continue reading

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A Summary of Days . . . Part One

FIRST NOTE:  Thank you all so much for your comments on these posts.  I DO read them, but can’t reply to most of them, so mea culpa.  But I feel your warmth and interest with me. Well, it’s not a … Continue reading

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