On the road again, like a band of gypsies we go down the highway. …..(Willie Nelson)

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We’re the best of friends continuing this journey together.

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Shadow friends

We meandered through 28.6km today from Hontanas to Boadilla. After a freezing night in the albergue, we left Hontanas early nervous as to how Tania’s blisters would cope with a backpack and a longer distance. They have almost taken on an identity themselves, twins with different personalities and grievances but they are definitely improving.

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Good morning!

Passing through the arches of the 14th century ruins of San Anton where apparently bread was left for pilgrims in the past, we had a glorious walk into Castrojeriz. This sleepy town of 600 lies in the shadow of the hilltop castle established in the 9th century.

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Castrojeriz

We skirted the hill and headed out of town to be met with the challenge for the day,  an 18% climb to the 900mtr Alto de Mostelares. That was an aerobic activity!

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Onya Tania!

Coming down off the meseta again 1.8km later, we had a wonderful view of the road ahead.

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We had a quick bite of lunch in Itero de la Vega and didn’t get a great vibe of the town so continued on to this oasis in Boadilla del Camino.

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En El Camino

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At the Albergue entry.

The albergue is a casa rural with private rooms but we have paid our 7 Euro for another bunk bed in the main house. Our washing is drying under the breeze of the trees as we quench our thirst in the beer garden. The end of another lovely day sauntering through Spain.

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6 thoughts on “On the road again, like a band of gypsies we go down the highway. …..(Willie Nelson)

  1. Great effort yet again girls!! Who would have thought you would be experiencing such cold weather. So glad Tanya’s feet are holding up. Keep up the good work I’m certainly enjoying the journey! Lots of love, Gaye xo

    • The temps have been averaging around 13-15 deg. Cooler when there is wind and rain and during the night! It is lovely when the sun shines though 🙂

  2. Wow! Your photos are stunning Michelle and the oasis especially looked like a welcome treat. Your writing style is beautiful and I am so glad to read each blog you post. The nurse in me is dying to see a photo of Tania’s twin blisters and I salute the nurse in you for resisting! I hope they are starting to heal and that your BFF is not too uncomfortable. Safe travels. X

    • It was a bit of a medical experiment as the first blister busted naturally and then became infected. We were encouraged to needle and thred the 2nd blister which is currently healing a bit quicker than the other. Yes I did resist the urge to take a photo of them as it would put you off your breakfast!

  3. Hello Chelle

    Good to see you are doing so well. Do they allow hire cars on the road?

    Much love A Moll and U. John

    mm4214 posted: ” We’re the best of friends continuing this journey together. We meandered through 28.6km today from Hontanas to Boadilla. After a freezing night in the albergue, we left Hontanas early nervous as to how Tania’s blisters would cope with a backpack”

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