Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 23, Saturday, June 2, 2018

Villa de Cacabelos to Las Herrerias (18 Miles/28.98 kms) Today started with a clear sky and warm weather. It stayed that way all day and continued to get hotter later in the day. It’s been the first time in days that I saw pilgrims looking for shade and getting out of the sun because it …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 22, Friday, June 1, 2018

Molinaseca to Villa de Cacabelos (14.91 miles / 24.00 kms) Today I woke up to the sound of rain and I knew it might as the forecast was for at least rain in the afternoon. It is always a little hard getting out of a cozy bed, especially after a good night’s sleep, and having …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 22, Thursday, May 31, 2018

Foncebedon to Molinaseca (14.28 miles / 22.99 kms) Today was a good day and turned out a little longer than I excepted because long steep downhill. I had made a reservation at the Hostal Casa San Nicolas in Molinseca because it’s a small village and I didn’t want to take a chance of not finding …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 20, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Astorga to Foncebedon (16.64 miles / 26.79 kms)   Today started off as a great day. I had a good night’s sleep and I got up early and had the breakfast buffet at the hotel right at 7:30 when they opened. I stuffed my face, and my pockets. I was out the door by 8:00 …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 19, Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Astorga (Zero Day) Today I decided that I needed a day to rest, and most of all clean up and figure a way to protect the blister on my left foot that has gotten bigger and painful. I went to the pharmacy and got some antiseptic ointment, gauze, and thin and stretchable medical tape. With …

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Camino de Madrid/ Camino Francis, Day 18, Monday, May 28, 2018

Villadangos del Paramo to Astorga (18.24 miles / 29.37 kms) I have decided not to predict what my next day will be as I always seem to say I hopefully will have a short day, and then they turn out long. Just like today when I assumed last night that it would only be fifteen …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 17, Sunday, May 27, 2018

Leon to Villadangos del Paramo (13.00 miles / 20.93 kms) I wanted today to be another short day for me, and to be on the safe side, I booked a room last night in Villadangos del Paramo. Funny, but I feel guilty a little funny staying anywhere other than an alberque. I do think it …

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Camino de Madrid/Camino Francis, Day 15, Friday, May 25, 2018

Bercianos del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas (17.2 miles / 27.69 kms) Today was a different starting day for me as I am now on the Camino Francis and will be commuting, I mean trekking, with many other pilgrims. It’s a change I anticipated and will look at it in a positive way …

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