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.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Soto de Luiña 23 September

Today is my rest day so I walked only 7 or 8 miles to the town of Soto de Luiña. This seems to be the perfect little camino town. Not too big, but big enough to have a good grocery store, pharmacy, several restaurants, and other stores, along with a centrally located albergue. The waymarking of the path today was unusually poor. Several times the yellow arrows indicated a path away from the highway. When I took the path, it usually forked within a 100 meters or so, but there were no more arrows to indicate the direction. I mostly just turned around back to the road that I knew would lead me to this town. The weather continues to be perfect shorts and t shirt weather, warm but not hot and so far no rain. Tomorrow I will be back on track with a 14 mile walk to Cadavedo.

I am writing this up in a restaurant as I finish my afternoon menu del dia. This was the best meal yet, with a primer plato of patatas con pulpo- a potato soup with octupus flavored with paprika and saffron. The segundo plato was grilled sardines and the dessert a tarta con queso (cheesecake with berry topping).

A typical walk on the road, with another pilgrim ahead.

Also not much room to walk on this bridge, but at least separated from traffic.

You gotta admire their audacity in leveling out the autopistas by raising them high over the valleys.

My patatas con pulpo


  1. How come you can post photos on FB, but not on your blog?

    1. Blogspot is a Google company. To add photos, they want you to do so through a Picasa web album., also a Google company. Apparently you need a fairly high speed internet connection to load to the Picasa album. Most of the connections are too slow, but I managed to upload a bunch today.

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