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Travel Blogs from Ampudia
... Stopping and turning around the views were stunning at dawn... There was a bit of fog over Castrojeriz that looked like a snow capped pueblo. So many beautiful bird calls. When I got to the top, I was part of the clouds. It was a 26 km walk but it was smooth sailing after that climb... You go through days where you see the same circle of people... Walking , dining out..warm souls.. ...
... get some sleep in. The walk today was good even though Errin nearly got blown away by the wind a few times and we made good progress even with several stops. We basically walked a very long flat plateau at about 850m above sea level so you can guess why it was so windy. Lots of wheat around here and the odd poppy field. And although the scenery is pretty much the same the time passes and before you know it you've walked 20 k's. I still love it here and would come ...
... and dusty my boots are. Still no chance to clean them. I also seem to have lost a pair of socks somewhere. Arrived Carrion around 1.30pm. Eventually found the Hotel Real Monesterio de San Zolie which is a very large converted monastery. Room fine and with bath and sitting area. Only 49E. Having lunch at 3pm in main restaurant. Peppers and seared chunks of tuna followed by spring lamb cutlets and fries. Approx 30E Dinner too late but they do have a cafe on ...
... injure myself - gonna get all the way to Finnesterre! Found some lavender on the road, so picked it and will put in our packs - apparently keeps bugs away! While the road was straight, flat and hard, the scenery was beautiful. After breakfast there are no marked stops until the final place today, but some smart enterprising person had set up a stall on the edge of the road - drinks, food (even BBQ sausages) so most of the pilgrims made a stop. Nice to ...
... really can't walk with anyone. Although, this morning I was feeling really good after having climbed the meseta and listening to some music I got a wild hair and started a little faster pace.
One of the things this walk makes you do is to get introspective, there's not realy much else to do, it can get boring while you're walking, seeing similar features day after day... I've had a lot of things to think about and musical lyrics to mull over.
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet