My Camino Route in 2016

My Camino Route in 2016
This year, I will be walking Camino Madrid from El Escorial through Segovia and Valladolid to Sahagun. I will have a few more days of walking and am currently thinking I might then walk from Astorga to Zamora on the portion of the Via de la Plata that I did not walk in 2014. In all it w=should be about 18 days and somewhere between 250 and 300 miles of walking.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Working the wheat ground. It is too rocky to use a disc, so a chisel is used instead.

A good photo of me on my day's walk

I arrived here in Belorado about 1 pm and checked into a new privately run albergue- only 22 beds with 6 showers and 4 toilets - a very good ratio. After showering and washing clothes, I wandered around town, but everything is closed up for the afternoon. Also, I could not locate an unsecured Wi-fi siganl anywhere and no computer in the albergue and no internet cafe. In desperation, I went to the municipal library when it reopened at 4 pm and was able to get free use of a computer for an hour. I tried to transfer and upload some photos but this computer won´t let me do it. Sorry!

The walk today was 15 miles, more uphill than down. I have two new small blisters, but am keeping them covered and they are not a problem. Tomorrows walk is also going to be 15 miles, but will be even more uphill, so might be a challenge.

By the way, Santo Domingo de la Calzada made many road improvements and built bridges in the area back in the 1100´s for the use of the pilgrims. Calzada means ¨causeway¨. He is apparently a patron saint for engineers in Spain.

Finally the weather is sunny and maybe about 80 degrees. Yesterday, I even took a picture of my shadow, since I had not yet seen it here in Spain.


  1. Maybe when you get home you can post all of your photos? I can't wait to see them!


  2. Yes, if nothing else , I will do that. John