The Meseta is on my mind…

My last time on the Camino was in September 2019. Such a long time when I look back on it. I had walked from Lisbon to Agueda on the Camino Portugués – close to 350 kilometres. I arrived home and immediately made plans to return the following year. But, as we all know, that didn’t happen and here we are are today. At the time of writing, I have 9 days until my next Camino – the meseta is on my mind.

Let me tell you how I got here! Because Burgos was not my original destination. I had booked a Ryanair flight to Porto in early 2020 hoping for a April 2020 Camino but due to travel restrictions, I was unable to leave Ireland. I then changed that flight from Porto to Madrid and decided on a meseta Camino for 2021. I am looking forward to Porto for next year. Anyway, so seeing that the situation in Spain was improving, I gathered my thoughts and my Camino gear! I had to be positive. So I booked a return flight from Bilbao hoping to walk with my camiga Linda ( from Burgos. Everything was looking rosey and the meseta was indeed on my mind.

The meseta is on my mind...
Burgos gothic Cathedral

There was slight disappointment last month when I received an email from Aer Lingus to say that the flight from Bilbao was cancelled. Luckily enough, I managed to find a replacement flight home from Madrid. All is well.

Am I ready for the Meseta?

So what preparation have I carried out this year compared to others? Well none really, I am sorry to say. I am hoping that I will gain my Camino fitness as the days go on. I don’t plan on walking huge distances each day and unlike previous years, I don’t expect to leave at crazy o clock. The terrain is relatively flat (other than the Alto de Mostolares) so I am just looking for good food and good company. Some pilgrims even skip this section altogether – however I am looking forward to it.

Mentally I am ready. I am super excited about this and happy to have the chance to go. I need to put more time into journaling though. I found from my last Camino I didn’t journal which meant I had no ideas to blog when I came home. This year I hope to write as much as I can so I can post here when I return – both about the scenery and the inner journey.

I will post my kit in my next post so you will get an idea of what I am carrying.

More to come before I go!

4 thoughts on “The Meseta is on my mind…

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  1. Buen Camino, David. Enjoy the experience. I hope to get over there next year. See you sometime at Camino Society event.


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