The Countdown continues…

With 3 days before I board my flight to Madrid, I am filled with mixed emotions – happiness, trepidation, excitement – but this is all normal.

I have walked into Burgos twice before but have not had the chance to properly explore. This year I arrive between 1-2pm and I will make the most of this free time to not only visit the Cathedral but it’s Castle and the Museum of Human of Evolution. But all this may change. I remember in 2015 that I had very little energy on arriving at the albergue and skipped the opportunity of seeing the Cathedral – possibly the most beautiful one along the Camino, with the exception of Santiago.

Am I ready? Of course – I have been since September 2016. Am I prepared? – I hope I am. I will find out when I arrive. My pack weight is lighter than before at 7kg. The weather forecast has made me decide to carry a silk liner instead of a sleeping bag. New additions include rain pants and pacerpoles. I return to 1000 mile socks also.

This may be my last stroll on the Camino Frances for quite some time, as I have previously mentioned. A jaunt on the Celtic Camino from A Coruna has been planned in early May of 2018 with my younger brother. This will be first time I walk with a companion. He is a much faster walker to me – so I may still be walking alone. Either way, I look forward to this trip.

Buen Camino!

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  1. Buen Camino! I hope this will be a beautiful, exciting, peaceful, magical journey for you. I can’t wait to follow along (and hopefully you can make it into the cathedral in Burgos- I really loved it!)

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  2. I will be following your journey. It sounds exciting and makes me long to be heading back in three days also. Maybe I missed it in other posts, but why that choice of Burgos to Rabanal? Whatever the reason Buen Camino fellow pilgrim.

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    1. Aha good question and one I should have answeres earlier. I have 11 days walking and even if i take my time I will end beyond Astorga. So i thought, why not end in one of my favourite albergues? It just makes sense. We’ll see if it will happen though. Plans go a wry on the Camino.


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