Category Archives: Camino de la Lana

Listen and learn

Who knew? (A lot of you probably, but not me.)  Already three weeks since the sudden end to my camino and I am still using a crutch to get around.  Three weeks!!  At first I thought I would be fit … Continue reading

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A different view of the camino…

Below is a link to Nina’s website. Nina is a designer and has a wonderful eye for a powerful image. She posts one photo each day with a few thoughts to accompany it.  The black and white images are very … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, limpity limp!

Sorry for the prolonged silence. I was hoping that if I left it a few days I might have some positive news. So, to recap, on Wednesday my right leg gave out part way through the stage. I battled pain … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 24, San Esteban de Gormaz to Alcubilla de Avellaneda, 25 km

Distance, 25 km Elevation gain, ? m Elevation loss, ? m Total distance, 678.5 km Daily average, 28.3 km The day starts well with a farewell to Marianne and Ruedi, our Swiss friends with whom we have been keeping pace … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 22, Retortillo de Soria to Caracena, 24 km

Distance, 24 km Elevation gain, 266 m Elevation loss, 386 m Total distance, 624 km Daily average, 28.4 km We are informed by my notes that the first 12 km of this stage are on the road. But I am … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 21, Atienza to Retortillo de Soria, 24 km

Distance, 24 km Elevation gain, 540 m Elevation loss, 398 m Total distance, 600 km Daily average, 28.6 km There was no rush to get up this morning, as we were fairly sure our washing wouldn’t be dry too early.   … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 20, Sigüenza to Atienza, 37 km

Distance, 37 km Elevation gain, 696 m Elevation loss, 530 m Total distance, 576 km Daily average, 28.8 km It is again a cold start to the morning, there are patches frost on the ground but the sky is clear … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 19, Mandayona to Sigüenza, 25.5 km

Distance, 25.5 km Elevation gain, 366 m Elevation loss, 266 m Total distance, 539 km Daily average, 28.4 km The hailstones from last evening were still in evidence in the hedgerows this morning. It is cold, but no wind and … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 18, Masegoso de Tajuña to Mandayona, 23 km

Distance, 23 km Elevation gain, 382 m Elevation loss, 432 m Total distance, 513.5 km Daily average, 28.5 km This morning we bade a sad farewell to our spanish friends Javier and Pablo. Family matters dictate that they need to … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 17, Trillo to Masegoso de Tajuña, 24 km

Distance, 24 km Elevation gain, 315 m Elevation loss, 466 m Total distance, 490.5km Daily average, 28.8 km Last night was cold. I definitely should have brought a warmer sleeping bag on this trip. I also have a silk liner … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 16, Salmerón to Trillo, 31.5km

Distance, 31.5 km Elevation gain, 603. m Elevation loss, 709 m Total distance, 466.5 km Daily average, 29 km We make an early departure this morning as rain is forecast for later in the day and we want to make … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 15, Villaconejos de Trabaque to Salmerón, 30 km

Distance, 30 km Elevation gain, 365 m Elevation loss, 318 m Total distance, 435 km Daily average, 29 km Well, that was a night to remember! I had heard about the legendary hospitality of Pepe, and expected that we would … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 14, Villar de Domingo García to Villaconejos de Trabaque, 23.5 km

Distance, 23.5 km Elevation gain, 0 m Elevation loss, 157 m Total distance, 405 km Daily average, 28.9 km Today was walked entirely on the road. It rained a lot during the night and we didn’t want a repeat of … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 13, Cuenca to Villar de Domingo García, 30 km

Distance, 30 km Elevation gain, 371 m Elevation loss, 364  m Total distance, 381.5 km Daily average, 29.3 km As predicted, it was dry when we left our cosy hostal this morning, but quite cold with a brisk wind. It … Continue reading

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A spectacular city in the rain

Today is our mini-break. A day off planned so that we could explore this beautiful city. And we have explored, both after arriving yesterday and today – and every step in the lashing rain. “Cuenca is a city set in … Continue reading

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