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Ruta de la Lana, stage 8, Casas Ibáñez to Villarta, 28.5 km

Distance, 28.5 km Elevation gain, 146 m Elevation loss, 83 m Total distance 235.5 km Daily average, 29.4 km Unfortunately the dining room at Hotel Aro’s was not open in time for us to partake of the included breakfast. We … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana – weekly round-up

I’ve had a request from a friend (the sort that expects action 😉) to include a weekly summary map, showing all stages walked in that period. I’m not sure how many would be interested in this info, so please let … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 7, Alatoz to Casas Ibáñez, 32.5 km

Distance, 32.5 km Elevation gain, 298 m Elevation loss, 452 m Total distance 203 km Daily average, 29 km I am writing this in the absolute lap of luxury. But more of that later. The albergue last night had extremely … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 6, Alpera to Alatoz, 27 km

Distance, 27 km Elevation gain, 263 m Elevation loss, 245 m Total distance 170.5 km Daily average, 28.4 km Can I say a big thank you to all who are joining me on this adventure via my blog. And thanks … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 5, Almansa to Alpera , 26km

Distance, 26 km Elevation gain, 323 m Elevation loss,163 m Total distance 143.5 km Daily average, 28.7 km No wind, no rain…🎼 Well, there was a fresh breeze, but none of the high winds and blow-you-off-your-feet gusts that we have … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 4, Caudete to Almansa, 28.5 km

Distance, 28.5 km Elevation gain, 262 m Elevation loss,172 m Total distance 117.5 km Daily average, 29 km We leave at 07:00 in the dark and are instantly bombarded with a vicious bitter wind. Normally the weather doesn’t present it’s … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 3, Sax to Caudete , 32 km

Distance 33km (which included wandering about town) Elevation gain, 169 m Elevation loss, 45 m Total distance, 89.1 km Daily average 29.8 km We wanted to leave this morning too early to partake of the breakfast included in the cost … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 2, Novelda to Sax, 26.5 km

Distance, 26.6 km Elevation gain, 337 m Elevation loss, 100 m We leave Novelda at 07:30. It doesn’t take long to get out of the town and we are immediately on a riverside track. Not quite as idyllic as it … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 1, Alicante to Novelda, 32 km

How annoying! I wrote my blog last night but couldn’t post it due to no signal in the apartment, and this morning there it was, gone. So here goes again… Distance, 32 km Elevation gain, 463 m Elevation loss, 279 … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

Camino number seven is about to commence. I’ve spent the last couple of days enjoying the company of friends, both walking and socialising, and yesterday I finalised my camino packing and we set off for Málaga.  Before my 01:30 bus … Continue reading

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2019 Camino

The countdown has started!  One month from today I will step out on my seventh camino.  Or I should say, on the first of a trio of caminos.   Camino 1 – Ruta de la Lana (the wool route) (27 … Continue reading

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Keeping stress at bay

Happily I live a fairly stress-free life. I do worry about the mess the UK is in at the moment, and other alarming political trends. And then of course there’s the state of the environment and the worry of what … Continue reading

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A bridge too far!

I hope everyone who reads this blog has enjoyed the Christmas festivities (or whatever alternative name you have for this season) and that 2019 will bring you health, contentment and some adventure. But I know some people will have had … Continue reading

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Days of rain and mellow fruitfulness

Where I live in southern Spain, autumn is not heralded by the changing colours of leaves on the trees – almost all trees hereabouts are evergreen – pines, olives, avocados and citrus.  Only the almonds lose their leaves in a … Continue reading

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Walking the camino as a vegan

I first started eating a plant-based diet at the beginning of 2017, but wasn’t sufficiently committed to keep it up on my camino last year.  However, as soon as I returned home I jumped in 100% and haven’t wavered since. … Continue reading

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