April becomes September..

So I posted before before Christmas that I had planned to walk from Leon to Santiago. I couldn’t wait to heal up after my broken wrist, so I booked my flights and bought any other gear that I needed. There was much anticipation which is usually the case when I think about returning to Spain. I had decided on April as a good time as it’s not too warm and it’s not that busy at that time of the year.

Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons, I felt it would be better to postpone and cut short my Camino. I have a number of things that I need to give my attention to over the next 3-4 months and unfortunately, a trip to Spain isn’t high on that list. So I am putting it aside until September 4th when I fly to Madrid and catch a bus to Astorga. I have made a booking in Hotel Gaudi which I am looking forward to. The next morning I hope to march on to who knows where! I had to grin and bear the charge for changing flights but that’s a small sacrifice! I look forward to the Leon hills, the Cruz de Ferro, the Bierzo valley and of course, the climb to O Cebreiro!


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  1. Sorry to hear you had to change your plans Dave but the walk from Astorga is a special part of the Camino and will be all the more enjoyable for the wait !! I loved reading your previous postings about this section of the CF. I think we Irish really feel at home when we cross into Gallicia !
    I am planning a September Camino also when I return to St. Jean and walk to Belorado. I walked this alone in 2013 but I’ll now be walking with a good friend of mine. I guess it will be a very different experience . I have booked Gite ULTREIA in St Jean which I know you stayed in and we hope to finish in Casa Waslala in Belorado , another favourite place we have both stayed in before !
    I hope the wrist is really improving . Best wishes for the planning and preparation .


    1. Thanks Peadar. I have always enjoyed the walk from Astorga. There is a mix of everything and once you pass Sarria it indeed looks like home 🙂 Ultreia is a nice place. I liked it there. The same for Waslala!


  2. My wife and I walked from Leon to Santiago in 2008 and enjoyed every minute of it. This year we intend to walk from St Jean to Burgos in early June. Some lovely stretches especially around Astorga. Enjoy!

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    1. I will be walking from Astorga in September. My favourite stretch on the Camino Frances is the meseta but I really enjoy walking from Foncebadon to Molinaseca. The Leon hills are stunning. Buen Camino!


    2. Thanks for your comment John. Sorry for the delay in replying. I’ve been away for a while. Yes, I have really enjoyed the stretches from Leon to Ponferrada. Those Leon hills are magical. Enjoy your walk to Burgos!


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