Category Archives: Camino del Salvador

Stage 22 – San Juan de Villapañada to Bodenaya, 27.7 km

I left nice and early this morning – there was not much of a sunrise due to the cloud, but it was warm enough to leave my jacket in my pack. After some time on very quiet country roads, the … Continue reading

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Stage 21 – Oviedo to San Juan de Villapañada, 31.7 km

The walk out of Oviedo wasn’t too long or at all industrial and along the way we bumped into Dave who we hadn’t seen since around day 4. If you want breakfast, don’t leave it too late when exiting the … Continue reading

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Stage 20 – Pola de Lena to Oviedo, 35 km

Another dry start to the day. The walking was on the road or the first 8 km, once out of Pola de Lena the road was quiet, but what traffic there was whizzed by at speed. The worst offenders seem … Continue reading

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Stage 19 – Pajares to Pola de Lena, 28 km

The day dawned a little rainy and overcast and with gusty wind. We are due to descend over 1,000 metres on this stage and I reasoned that downhill walking required great care but little exertion, and so I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Stage 18 – Buiza to Pajares, 23.9 km

I didn’t sleep well last night (not much new there!) but this was due to concern over the weather for our ‘up and over’ stage. We were both ready to leave early this morning and were out of the albergue … Continue reading

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Stage 17 – Cabanillas to Buiza, 25.5 km

The day started on very pretty tracks and almost immediately our hearts were melted by a floppy, lollopy, huge-footed mastin pup who had somehow managed to escape from his enclosure with mum and dad making half-hearted attempts to reprimand either … Continue reading

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Stage 16 – Puente Villarente to Cabanillas, 32.5 km

A jolly communal supper was given at the albergue last evening. We were several nationalities around the table – Brits, South African, Australian, American, Belgian and German. Three courses, 10 euros. Nothing special but ok and filling. After dinner was … Continue reading

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Time to start making plans…

Well, the countdown has begun! Only five weeks until the new adventure starts. I have decided to travel to Madrid by train, which is a little more expensive than flying, but with much less hanging around. I am taking the … Continue reading

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2017 camino plans

On a very rainy and misty day when I have no desire to leave the house, my thoughts turn to my next camino (or I should say…caminos). My plan for 2017 is to set off from Spain’s capital city on … Continue reading

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A long and lazy summer

It’s been a while since my last post (slightly more than three months in fact). I did start writing the following six weeks ago… As I start to write this (and I may well not complete it for a few … Continue reading

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