Day 16: San Martín del Camino to Astorga 

After the early-onset food comas due to copious amounts of paella at dinner last night, Frank and Mikey got some much needed sleep and an early start this morning. Still, the going was rough due to monotonous terrain. Sure, we had a wooded walk at times, but the majority of our first 6km was alongside … Continue reading Day 16: San Martín del Camino to Astorga 

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Day 15: Leon to San Martín del Camino

After much rest (well, rest from carrying our packs) in Leon, we got back onto the trail this morning. In what seems to be an ever recurring theme, Frank and Mikey exited the city via a bridge (Puente rio Bernesga). Still, we had some 7km of suburbs to cover before officially leaving Leon. Mikey's theory … Continue reading Day 15: Leon to San Martín del Camino

Day 13: Sahagun to Reliegos

In haste to bring you the latest and greatest news from the Camino, Frank and Mikey forgot to mention two very important things: we have already entered the Meseta (or high plains) stage and are officially halfway to Santiago!!     Unfortunately, the confetti cannon and bells were a bit too heavy for Mikey's pack, so … Continue reading Day 13: Sahagun to Reliegos

Day 12: Burgos to Sahagun

After resting in Burgos, it was good to get back on the open road. Still, as you can see, the weather has not been very cooperative. Frank and Mikey spent the day alternating between jackets and short sleeves. Uncertain skies lay ahead. These hobbit-looking dugouts were pretty awesome. We happened upon the hamlet of Moratino … Continue reading Day 12: Burgos to Sahagun

Rest Day 2: Burgos

Frank and Mikey started off by visiting the cathedral. An ever developing work since the 11th century, it is one of Spain and the Church's crown jewels.   Yep, it's HUGE!  The Escalera Dorada - total setting for a wedding or Mikey's grand entrance!  The main altar. Unlike in many other cathedrals, the main altar, choir … Continue reading Rest Day 2: Burgos