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, September 17, 2010

Caldas de Reis

A photo of me with some pilgrim art

Directional sign for the long detour

And finally a little cafe for our morning cafe con leche!

Marge and Iris

Inside the albergue at Caldas de Reis

Today's walk should have been 12 miles, but ended up at around 15 miles due to detours for road construction. The two Austrian men and I walked together and got in around 2 pm. Marge and Iris, the Austrian girl, took the bus to arrive at 12:30. Iris may have a broken ankle bone and is flying home from Santiago to Vienna tomorrow to go to the hospital there. She can barely hobble around. There was also another Spanish woman here with her foot in a cast, so Marge is doing better than many others. She still has a lot of knee pain and is limiting her walking. We found out a lot about the Spanish medical system and it is mostly very positive. She very likely will not be billed for her emergency room treatment and only had to pay for her prescription.

We had an early dinner at 3 pm, a pilgrim menu next door. We ate with the thee Austrians and most of us had reya a la Gallega for our second plate. We asked and were told it was pescado (fish), but it was not that great and unlike any fish that I have ever eaten. I looked it up in my dictionary and figure that is was sting ray!

Tomorrow morning, Marge wil take the bus with the three Austrians. The men are going as far as Padrón, then will walk to Teo for the night and on into Santiago on Sunday. The women will take the bus to Santiago, then Iris will take a taxi to the airport and Marge a taxi to the cathedral to find a place to stay for the night. I will walk from here tomorrow to Padron then walk on Sunday into Santiago. No buses for me. After that we will be tourists.

The weather here in Spain has been delightfully in the 70's with no rain yet and none predicted for the next two days.


  1. Glad to here that Marge is doing a tad better. Padron is terrific..the alburge is very cool, the old convent across the river from the Cathedral.. Gotta check out the Cathedral there...that's where the stone that St. James boat was tied up to is directly under the altar. Also..Padro Peppers...very good!

  2. Good fun and good eating! Glad to hear Marge is doing well and that you are continuing on, even if in a different fashion. Interesting to hear about how the Spanish Health System works after all of the hoopla in USA over our proposed Health Care changes and watching the michael Moore "Sicko" movie. Onward and into the coast of spain--maybe you will be able to eat Walrus soon, eh?