Duncan on the Camino: Day 14

Duncan Camino 52

San Bol to Itero de la Vega (25km)

The forecast had a 50% chance of rain, so I put on my waterproof trousers first thing, as I found it pretty cold in my shorts yesterday. In the event, the day got better and better, and I am now sitting outside at 5.30pm writing this in warm sunshine.

As if walking 500 miles to Santiago wasn’t enough,we took a little detour this morning to climb up a hill to visit a castle near Castrojeriz. The views were fantastic, stretching for miles across the plains.

We had a memorable time in San Bol last night. A group of us  who have been walking together for nearly  two weeks, all booked into a private albergue at San Bol, which is in a very remote valley on the Camino, 5 km from the nearest village. There was capacity in the house for 12 but there was only the 7 of us in the dorm, from 6 nations, France, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Austria and Scotland. We were served a 3 course meal with wine and had a super evening around the stove. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. With only 7 of us in the house, we had a much quieter night than normal, and were able to sleep a bit later than usual. A long lie until 7am!

Every day has its little bit of magic. The final 10km to Itero de las Vega were stunning this afternoon.It was wonderful to walk in bright sunshine.

I have now been walking for 14 days. I saw a map as we were were arriving this evening which indicated that we have about another 100 miles to reach, Leon, the next major city on the Camino. When we reach a León, we will have walked two thirds of the way to Santiago. I have enjoyed every day of it but honestly didn’t expect the walk to be as challenging as it is.

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