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Roger Hogstrom

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For THE moment I am in Castillblanco les arroyos . Yesterday I talked to the hospitalera in Guillena.She said that she have hade between 5 and 15 peregrinos each day. We were 6. In Casa de san salvador where we are now we are 6.
 
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I dont think its crowded. Made me nervous so I booked ahead 3 first days When I heard the hospitalera in Guillena.
Ahead I dont think I Have to book ahead.
Same 5 now for 2 days . For three days now 20 degrees in The morning and 30+ degrees in The afternoon.
 

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Roger Hogstrom

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For THE moment I am in Castillblanco les arroyos . Yesterday I talked to the hospitalera in Guillena.She said that she have hade between 5 and 15 peregrinos each day. We were 6. In Casa de san salvador where we are now we are 6.
Now in Almaden de la Plata.Sleeping in Casa de la Concha 35 euros.Nice after this tuff Day. Still 6 peregrinos.The private albergue,6 beds is Open.No reservation. 30+ degrees today
 

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Hi. I’m starting from Seville on Wednesday 15 September. Because of uncertainty as to what is open or not I have made a number of reservations along the way. I was booked into Casa Concha for 17th but they cancelled because of building works. Now booked into El Romeral. All the best. Michael
 
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Roger Hogstrom

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Hi. I’m starting from Seville on Wednesday 15 September. Because of uncertainty as to what is open or not I have made a number of reservations along the way. I was booked into Casa Concha for 17th but they cancelled because of building works. Now booked into El Romeral. All the best. Michael
I'm in casa Concha ringt now. God place. The day from Castillblanco de Los arroyos to Almaden is really one of the tuffest days.
 

teddi clift

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I øjeblikket er jeg i Castillblanco les arroyos. I går talte jeg med hospitalera i Guillena. Hun sagde, at hun havde mellem 5 og 15 peregrinos hver dag. Vi var 6. I Casa de san salvador, hvor vi er nu, er vi 6.
Hvordan er det på turen går i med mundbind hele dagen både i bjergene og på barene jeg skal afsted 15. oktober og er meget nysgerrig
Hilsen Teddi
 

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Hvordan er det på turen går i med mundbind hele dagen både i bjergene og på barene jeg skal afsted 15. oktober og er meget nysgerrig
Hilsen Teddi
Du behöver inte utomhus.Gör man som jag och sitter ute är det bara när man går in.Nästan ingen inomhus har munskydd.
Tåg och flyg måste man ju ha.
 

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I'm in casa Concha ringt now. God place. The day from Castillblanco de Los arroyos to Almaden is really one of the tuffest days.
And that toughest stage for you fell on this super hot day! Is there water halfway the stage in Fuente del Peregrino near the ranger station? I would hate to carry water for entire 28-29 km if you can refill there.

By the way, this stage felt like a breeze when I did it in February a few years ago. It is the heat that makes this stage a killer. Unfortunately sometimes in a literal sense. Stayed in Casa Concha and liked it, it's good deal when you share a double room with a friend. On Tuesday I will aim at Casa del Reloj since I am alone for now.
 

Roger Hogstrom

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And that toughest stage for you fell on this super hot day! Is there water halfway the stage in Fuente del Peregrino near the ranger station? I would hate to carry water for entire 28-29 km if you can refill there.

By the way, this stage felt like a breeze when I did it in February a few years ago. It is the heat that makes this stage a killer. Unfortunately sometimes in a literal sense. Stayed in Casa Concha and liked it, it's good deal when you share a double room with a friend. On Tuesday I will aim at Casa del Reloj since I am alone for now.
No Walter that I saw. Maybe there is.I hade no water the last 2 hours. Terrible ending
 
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No Walter that I saw. Maybe there is.I hade no water the last 2 hours. Terrible ending
But do you mean you didn't see the tap with water? Or you found the tap but there was no water in it?
Good you survived the last climb! You probably saw a memorial to a pilgrim who ran out of water and stayed there forever
 

Roger Hogstrom

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But do you mean you didn't see the tap with water? Or you found the tap but there was no water in it?
Good you survived the last climb! You probably saw a memorial to a pilgrim who ran out of water and stayed there forever
Saw the memorial saw no tap
 

Roger Hogstrom

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Hi Roger thanks for your info, I'm wondering how much water you were carrying ?? On previous Caminos I carry 2 liters but I usually walk in October.
Yesterday I carried 2 liters. To litteratur for that 30+ day. Today Walking to El Real de la jara with 18 degrees and no sun more than enough. I would say that I carry 2 liters most days
 

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Yesterday I carried 2 liters. To litteratur for that 30+ day. Today Walking to El Real de la jara with 18 degrees and no sun more than enough. I would say that I carry 2 liters most days
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Roger Hogstrom

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Now I'm in Zafra. Albergue convento de San franscisko , 1 of to open albergues. This one is grate. Ner the Street you leave Zafra on. 3 pilgrims here .
 

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Roger Hogstrom

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Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing!
Thank you.I'm in Aljucen now.2 pilgrims 10 beds.Aircondition and free wifi.Really Nice place.10 Euros.small shop and 2 bars with food.
 

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Thank you.I'm in Aljucen now.2 pilgrims 10 beds.Aircondition and free wifi.Really Nice place.10 Euros.small shop and 2 bars with food.
Good to have up to date information on the albergue situation in Aljucén. Looks like the private Albergue Río Aljucén is permanently closed.

The place you are in @Roger Hogstrom, is what used to be the municipal albergue run by Annalena. Gronze now lists it as privately owned, so I am wondering if the government sold it. No need to go into all the albergue wars in Aljucén, but it looks like there were a couple of losers.

From Aljucén, the absolutely lovely detour to Santa Lucía del Trampal adds a few kms onto what would otherwise be a short day into Alcuéscar or a longer day into Aldea del Cano. Just in case anyone is tempted, here’s a great thread on that topic. GPS tracks highly recommended, not because it’s remote or dangerour, but because there are tons of little paths that criss cross and might otherwise throw you off.
 
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From Aljucén, the absolutely lovely detour to Santa Lucía del Trampal adds a few kms onto what would otherwise be a short day into Alcuéscar or a longer day into Aldea del Cano. J
Please do it for those of us who can't. ;)
And if you go please can you post a photo orctwo here. Not all of us are on Instagram. Gracias!

Here's info from that thread @peregrina2000 linked to; the wikiloc track's at the end of it.
On Sunday I got my second fix of lovely lovely lonely Santa Lucía del Trampal, deviating to visit it by turning right off the camino shortly before Alcuéscar.

I left Aljucén at dawn, with Jupiter trying to get amorous with Venus in the gathering light. The detour, about 4 hours later, was very pleasant, going up into sweet smelling pine and oak groves with views back to Mérida and on (I think) to Montánchez. I had the church to myself for almost an hour before 2pm closing, also enjoying a couple of delicious bitter tangerines the guard suggested I eat. The simple beauty of the structure, the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings, the rarity of the Visigothic churches that survived the conquista, and the mysterious feeling places get which have been sacred for centuries (and it was a religious site before the Romans arrived). Then, at chucking out time, an hour on to Alcuéscar, a decent lunch, and well earned siesta in the albergue (where the six of us each got our own cell to ourselves). Oh, and perfect walking weather - not a cloud, not a breath, and max temperature of perhaps 20c or a tiny bit more.

I've had some good days on the camino, but that was up there with the best.

This is my wikiloc trail of the detour:

https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=20969061

between 5 and 15 peregrinos each day. We were 6. I
It sounds steady, Roger, and pretty low key. Great to know. Thanks for posting - good info for those behind you, good vibes for the rest of us.
 
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Roger Hogstrom

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I'm now in Aldenueva del Camino. 8 pilgrims in The albergue la casa de mi abuela. 14 degrees in The morning and around 25 midday.Nice.
 

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Roger Hogstrom

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I'm now in Aldenueva del Camino. 8 pilgrims in The albergue la casa de mi abuela. 14 degrees in The morning and around 25 midday.Nice.
Now in Fuenteroble de Salvatierra and The fantastic albergue there. 21 km from Calzada de bejar with 11 pilgrims. 13 degrees in The morning 23 in The afternoon,perfekt.
 

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Roger Hogstrom

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Now in Fuenteroble de Salvatierra and The fantastic albergue there. 21 km from Calzada de bejar with 11 pilgrims. 13 degrees in The morning 23 in The afternoon,perfekt.
Finished my camino today in Salamanca.Fantastic 24 days and always other pilgrims around. Temeratures from 3 to 32 degrees.Two raindays.
 

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