Madrid Before & After

Once reaching Santiago, I had inevitably to return to Madrid – before & after in more ways than one. Unbeknownst to all but me, I’d lived in Madrid for a few months in 1992-ish under quite angstified circumstances, which aren’t Continue reading Madrid Before & After

Day 31 – 15 Ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain!

It was Day 31 – I was fresh after 3 days in Salamanca and I opted to do a gentle, (lazy, let’s face it) 15 ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain.   (Well not really lazy, more hesitant – I Continue reading Day 31 – 15 Ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain!

Day 23 – The Caparra Arch & Jarilla

Day 23 dawned (round 9-ish) and I finally headed off for the famed and illustrated Caparra Arch and some naughty ks in a taxi from there to Jarilla and the roadside Hostal Asturias, following Elena’s map and advice. The walk Continue reading Day 23 – The Caparra Arch & Jarilla

Day 18 – Mental Camino and Angels

After the 2 day restette in Caceres, it was a mere 10 ks of physical and mental Camino to Casar de Caceres and more Spanish angels. Along the way, you have to make the decision each night about how many Continue reading Day 18 – Mental Camino and Angels

10th Day – Blisters en route to Villafranca

On the 10th day of walking, the 12th September, I developed blisters en route to Villafranca, some 17 kilometres from Zafra. The signage, after yesterday’s debacle on entering Zafra, was clear.  In Los Santos de Maimona it was spectacular.  Wonderful Continue reading 10th Day – Blisters en route to Villafranca

Mental Camino

I am already going on a mental Camino which is to say my attitude is under the microscope. Every day is a realisation of where and how I fail myself or indeed, exceed my own expectations or am just having Continue reading Mental Camino