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 8, 2011

Llanes    September 8

Street dancers in folk costumes

Well, I guess we got our wish today for off roadway paths as at least 75% of our walk was on gravel and dirt. Some of it was along high ridges with great views of the ocean and the mountains. It reminds me much of Calfornia's north coast, but the colors are more vivid since it is not overcast and the vegetation is still green.

There was a festival going on as we walked into Llanes, a celebration of La Virgen de la Guía. Many school kids and adults in regional attire. The streets were packed for the parade. Now the restaurants are packed. It looks like stages are being set up for music this evening.

Greg and I went out this afternoon for my birthday to eat instead of this evening. I did have two glasses of a good Rioja wine and an ice cream cone to top it off. We also had calamari again.

We both seem to have caught Big Puppy's cold as we both have the sniffles. I am not happy about that.


  1. Greg Says: John forgot to mention that the military provided a 62 gun salute as we walked into llanes. John doesn´t believe that I arranged it for his birthday John has been trying to post pictures but can´t figure out the linux system in spanish.

  2. Happy Birthday John!

    I think we figured it out - big puppy is not a four legged friend, but a two legged friend - a stray who is following you along the trails?

    Be safe & happy walking!

    Tim & Katey

  3. Happy late Birthday, John! A cannon salute, wine and ice cream sounds like a pretty good birthdya celebration!