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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mombuey 1 October

16 miles today and the countryside is starting to change as we near Galicia. I made a midmorning coffee stop at a private albergue in Vilar de Farfón and the hospitelero said that there are distinct geological changes coming up in the next two days as I enter Galicia, such as changes in the rock formations, including more slate, which seems to be non existent farther south. Plus, the bars are now serving Estrella Galicia beer, which I like better than the Mahou commonly available farther south. I walked into Mombuey about 1:30 and was concerned whether the albergue would be opened, but the door was unlocked and no one was there, so I went in and showered then washed my clothes. As I compose my blog, I am eating a menú del dia down the street. Joe, the walker from Northern Ireland just walked in and will have a bocadillo and a beer.

The fertile valley of the Río Tera

Walking around the reservoir above the valley

The changing landscape. Lots of rocks, less trees here.

Walking into Mombuey, I saw my first slate covered building, which will become more and more common.

A good ensalada mixta for my primer plato, with lots of yummy tuna.

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