Some of you may know this image from my twitter profile but if not, there is no need to worry. These two chaps are laying in wait for you on the road from Burgos. I saw this back in 2013 pointing me to Santiago.
The artwork in Belorado is special. All it’s walls are covered in drawings of pilgrims, soldiers and signs showing the right direction. I have passed through this small town on three occasions and have always enjoyed my time here. Jana and her family in “Albergue Cuatro Cantones” roll out the red carpet should you wish to stay in their albergue. Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez literally left their footprints in the town before they finished shooting “The Way”. So if you pass through, keep an eye on the ground also!
I’ll never forget this view. It was taken from what is called the “Alto de Mostelares” in 2013. The town in the distance is Castrojeriz and I had some breakfast there before moving on. After you leave Castrojeriz, you have a 12% climb which seems to go on forever. But the rewards are many. You are greeted with this view and an even better one as you descend on the other side.
Taken in 2013 between Azofra and Santo Domingo de la Calzada. You can almost feel the wind in your face. We were walking uphill and I briefly turned back to take a picture. A miserable day but I made it to Santo Domingo shortly afterwards. This was the last day of rain I received until I reached Leon, some 10 days later.
Hello, my name is David. I am a peregrino living in Dublin, Ireland. I have visited Spain and Portugal and walked its many roads to Santiago since 2011. On this site, you will find my stories, photos, and observations from my Caminos and my planning for future Caminos. Feel free to get in touch with me here
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