Camino Part 7 Foncebadon to Ponferrada

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Foncebadon to Ponferrada: The Iron cross to the Templar castle.

It is 2.1 km uphill to the Crun de Ferro. The Iron Cross stands at 1,504 metres and is surrounded by the stones and tokens that many pilgrims leave here as a sign of leaving something behind.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 6 Leon to Foncebadon

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Walking your own way on the Camino from Leon to Foncebadon.

We are trying to set a new format for the post and so its a double dose today!

It is fairly easy to lose the Camino leaving Leon, most of the way marks are on the ground so care has to be taken not to miss any arrows especially in first light.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 5 Carrion de los Condes to Leon

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Walking from Carrion de los Condes to Leon with our Camino Family.

It was really a memorable experience here at the Santa Maria convent in Carrion de los Condes. We were unfortunately all woken up very early by some idiot who turned on the room light to pack his bag “because I don’t have a head lamp”.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 4 Burgos to Carrion de los Condes

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We are sadly leaving beautiful Burgos today, but we are well rested from our quiet hotel room.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 3 Logrono to Burgos

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The plan for today is to see how it goes or Daniel. He is doing much better today and so we decided to keep going instead of waiting and “resting” here.We can stop in the medieval town of Navarrete in 12.5 km or try and make it another 17.4 km to Najera.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 2 Roncesvalles to Logrono

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The plan for our day 3 was a 27.4 km walk to Larrasoana. We are feeling pretty good after 2 easy days and think we are up to the challenge. We are a bit sad to leave our friend Kathy (like she said we will always be her first Camino friends) behind since she will be walking at a slower pace (she arrived to Santiago 3 weeks after us).… Read the rest

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“Why are we all walking to Santiago?” Part 1

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We left from Madrid, Spain for the 60 minute flight north to the sea side town of Biarritz France. Here we were picked up by the shuttle van we had arranged for the transfer 55 km to the village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France.… Read the rest

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Some TLC for the bikes and then into storage for winter.

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Today we have another straight shot 478 km north east to Leipzig.

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The initial plan was to wander up the small roads and we did this for the first 2 hours. It then began to POUR rain and after 45 min of this we were finally able to get on the highway.… Read the rest

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A 700 km detour on the way to Leipzig?!

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We now have just a few days left until we drop the bikes at BMW in Leipzig on Monday. This is about 250 km from Prague, but there is enough time to make a small detour to Sinsheim to see our dear friend Wolfgang.… Read the rest

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Wroclaw is Vrotswave, Knomes are Krasnale, and Prague is Praha?

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The forecast in the north is no better and so we decided to make it south. We are headed to Wroclaw (Vrot-swave)), but will go in 2 days. Today we are just booking  it south on the main roads and will stop at Poznan.… Read the rest

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