Category Archives: Camino Frances

Conspicuous by my absence…

I have received a comment from a follower of the blog to remind me that I haven’t posted here for quite some time.  Four months to be exact.  I’m not sure where all that time went! So here is a … Continue reading

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100,000 views – THANK YOU

Today I have reached a milestone – and not of the kilometre variety that were marking my journey along the camino de Santiago, but a blogging achievement – 100,000 views on the Trepidatious Traveller blog. When I started writing the … Continue reading

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CBBH photo challenge: flowers

This month I’m participating in the ‘Conejo Blanco Blog Hop‘ hosted by Marianne of East of Málaga blog fame. Marianne’s blog concentrates on the area of Andalucia known as ‘La Axrquia’ and is full of useful information and stunning photographs. … Continue reading

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Day 20, 5 May 2013, Hospital de Órbigo to Santa Catalina de Samoza, 25 km

This morning was bright and not too cold. We walked across country through farmland (with cows) to the next village. We came across an Irish woman who had been staying in the same albergue as us for a couple of … Continue reading

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Day 19, 4 May 2013, Virgen del Camino to Hospital de Órbigo, 27 km

It was much warmer today when we set off, a bit earlier than recently. No need to put on my jacket. The day was quite hazy, but with a clear pale blue sky. We had options – either a track … Continue reading

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Day 18, 3 May 2013, Puente Villarente to Virgen del Camino, 22 km

Another late start this morning. No one in our dormitory got up until about 7:30 am which is very late. I was already up but was able to take my time to pack up and get started. The forecast said … Continue reading

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Day 17, Calzadilla de Los Hermanillos to Puente Villarente, 32 km

Last night our host kept us entertained with his antics, and he spoke to Rosie and Mikey when I was skyping them, much to their bemusement. We had a good dinner with lots of choice and again asked for my … Continue reading

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Day 16, San Nicolás del Real Camino to Calzadilla de Los Hermanillos, 20 km

Last night supper was served in front of the roaring fire and we asked for our left over chicken to be made into sandwiches for breakfast. It was a lovely warm evening with very friendly hosts in a particularly nice … Continue reading

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Day 15, 30 April 2013, Carrión de Los Condes to San Nicolás del Real Camino, 31 km

The day started pretty much as forecast. Rain. Not too hard, but persistent. We left Carrión knowing we would not pass another village for 17 km and expecting to buy something for breakfast during our route out of the town. … Continue reading

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Day 14, Fromista to Carrión de Los Condes, 21 km

Firstly I would like to thank everyone once again for posting comments. I take great delight in reading them, although I don’t always reply directly due to lack of on-line time. Yesterday we stayed in a private albergue, very well … Continue reading

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Day 13, 28 April 2013, Castrojeriz to Fromista, 25.5 km

It was cold during the night. I eventually put the extra blanket provided over my sleeping bag, which I had been avoiding because I was using it to prop my legs so that I could lie on my back and … Continue reading

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Day 12, 27 April 2013, Tardajos to Castrojeriz, 30.5 km

Not a good night’s sleep. It wasn’t cold in the room at all, in fact it was too hot. Consequently I was tossing and turning all night and adjusting my sleeping bag. Sleeping bags rustle when you move so I … Continue reading

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Day 11, 26 April 2013, Atapuerca to Tardajos, 30 km

As promised it was raining when we left this morning, not hard and not actually for very long. It wasn’t cold but there was no way that the sun was likely to fight its way through the grey sky. The … Continue reading

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Day 10, 25 April 2013, Espinosa del Camino to Atapuerca, 21.5 km

Breakfast served by Pepe turned out to be a drink of your choice and packaged fairy cake, so we set off for the next village, Villafranca Montes de Oca, about 3.5 km away and found a cafe for a proper … Continue reading

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Day 9, 24 April 2013, Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Espinosa del Camino, 32 km

There are strict instructions in this albergue that no one is to get up before 6:30 am. However I want some peace in the loo so creep out of the dormitory at just about 6:00am and am confronted by a … Continue reading

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