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.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lubian 3 October

What a day! First, I very stupidly missed the yellow arrows and other waymarks out of Sanabria. I ended up walking about four km in the wrong direction, before I flagged down a driver and asked if I was going the right way. Once I knew I was wrong, I flagged down another driver in the opposite direction, who was nice enough to drive me back to Sanabria. An hour lost, but I picked up the correct path and was on my way to Lubian, making good time. Except, when I thought I was about four km out of Lubian, I ran into a detour from the construction of the Galician high speed rail project. This added another 4 or 5 km to the walk and I arrived at 2:45 in Lubian with Joe from Northern Ireland. Couldn't find the albergue, so we rented a room over the local bar/restaurant and both of us were tired and did not feel like more walking. I figured I must have walked a total of 21 or 22 miles. Plus, this is my last day in Castilla y León and it means walking over several mountain passes. Tomorrow will be the highest one on this walk.

All these four photos are walking out of Sanabria and up into the mountains. Lubian is in a little bit of a valley between two ranges, so there will be a steeper climb tomorrow. Still, these few mountains are not nearly as challenging as those on the Caminos Salvador, Norte, and Primitivo.

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