My Camino Route in 2017

My Camino Route in 2017
This year (2017), I will be walking most of the Camino Levante from Albacete to Zamora I've alloted three weeks in September and October, but may have time at the end for more walking.

Friday, October 16, 2009


The last picture, before I dropped and broke my camera. This is a photo of Greg and I in Melide.

A bit longer walk today, 18 miles, as I wanted to end in a larger town than the small village a few km back. There are now about 25 miles left to Santiago, two easy days. There was a net elevation loss of about 400 feet, but I crossed six river valleys (with rivers), so there was a constant up and down all day.

The weather is still good. No fog this morning, but a brisk and cool wind. This afternoon is sunny and breezy in the low 60's. Greg decided to stop earlier in the day in Melide and take it easier for a few days, one day longer into Santiago. Eric is still walking with me.

It is mid afternoon, nothing open till 5 pm, so I am relaxing here before I go out shopping for groceries later. I had one bit of bad luck today. I dropped my camera while it was on and I think it is broken beyond any hope. Not sure what I should do for the rest of the trip, it is only a week till Kathy will have hers here.

No guesses yet on what I am planning for the next week after I get to Santiago?


  1. I know where you are going, but I have a distinct advantage :-))) Can you pick up a couple disposable cameras? I know you want to take photos of the cathedral and your arrival into Santiago. What the heck, just buy a new camera! After 475 miles, I think you deserve it!

  2. My guess would be............ your going to find a DENNYS and order that large awesome calorie ridden Grand Slam we are famous for. I think though it will be a quite different name, likely even the menu items. Take care. Kevin

  3. Kevin, I have seen two Burger King's, two McDonald's, and zero Denny's in the whole time here in Spain. And the last hamburger I had was in the the US. So much good stuff here, though-caldo gallego, pulpo, fish of all kinds, empanadas, tartas de Santiago, alubias, and on and on. So, you are right, my plans next week do not involve Denny's.

  4. Guess I would be on your side on this one, John.
    No Dennys. New one opened in Oroville, doing 8,000.00 a day. Awesome!