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biarritzdon

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#1
I just finished walking from Puente Duero to Ciguñuela on 24 May. It was wonderful singular journey, the only other pilgrim I saw was the one who shared the albergue with me in Puente Duero. I am the only pilgrim at the albergue in Ciguñuela. This is pure heaven if the only conga line you wish to see is the bah-bah type.
 

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OzAnnie

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#2
Super pics
Lucky you ! walking when the poppies are in bloom.
It’s a lovely way., especially when you’re comfortable being alone.

Buen Camino.
Annie
 

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Hi, Don, the peripatetic peregrino, it's hard to keep up with which camino you are on! I was on this camino years ago in May and agree with Annie about the poppies. And when combined with those emerald green fields, wow. Buen camino, Laurie

p.s. no one has reported on Sr. Braulio Martin in Castromonte, and I fear he may have left his bar. If you stop there (it's another 4-star albergue), please let us know.
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...e-bar-owner-now-almost-100.42686/#post-437191
 

t2andreo

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Don started on the Norte, was frustrated by the weather, then took a bus to head south. He is determined to have a good Camino experience, no matter what he has to do to accomplish it.

He can be single-minded...o_O
 
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biarritzdon

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Enjoy the Madrid Don! I am also a bit confused as the last I read you were on the Norte.
Tom was right and the crowd was making finding a place to stay quite a challenge. I had originally planned on walking canals in Spain and France this year to avoid major climbs. I started the Canal Castille in Fromista heading south, nothing there after the first stage. I would recommend to anyone to head north from Fromista and go to Potes. My next stop was to see Oliver in Puente Duero and head north on the Camino Madrid. Alas, best laid plans failed. Oliver was no longer there but here I am on my second stage headed to Moratinos to visit Paddy and Reb.
 

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Tom was right and the crowd was making finding a place to stay quite a challenge. I had originally planned on walking canals in Spain and France this year to avoid major climbs. I started the Canal Castille in Fromista heading south, nothing there after the first stage. I would recommend to anyone to head north from Fromista and go to Potes. My next stop was to see Oliver in Puente Duero and head north on the Camino Madrid. Alas, best laid plans failed. Oliver was no longer there but here I am on my second stage headed to Moratinos to visit Paddy and Reb.
Sounds like a good plan Don. Say hello from me.

@timr beautiful pictures. I guess I will need to walk once in the spring. Although I like arid landscapes while walking, seeing an occasional flower would be nice.
 

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#11
Like I said single-minded...or tenacious... But Don is VERY determined...;)
 

jsalt

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#12
p.s. no one has reported on Sr. Braulio Martin in Castromonte, and I fear he may have left his bar. If you stop there (it's another 4-star albergue), please let us know.
Hi Laurie, when Annie, Ginette and I checked into the fabulous albergue in Castromonte on Easter Sunday (we had it all to ourselves!), we asked the hospitalero about a bar, and he said there was only one. It is on the right hand side of the road, as you walk towards the church, so not Bar Cariba. However, it’s possible Bar Cariba was closed because it was Easter Sunday. So sorry for not checking it out for you. (I had even made a note on my printed out notes . . . . :oops::oops:.)
Jill
 

jsalt

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#13
By the way, we were also in Wamba on Easter Sunday, in the morning, having walked from Cigunuela. We had huge cafés con leche in the bar about 10am, and while we were at the church later, a nice young man opened it all up (about 11am) and gave us (and several others) a very comprehensive (in Spanish) guided tour, including the Ossiary. One of the highlights of the Camino de Madrid for me.
Jill
 

biarritzdon

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Hi, Don, the peripatetic peregrino, it's hard to keep up with which camino you are on! I was on this camino years ago in May and agree with Annie about the poppies. And when combined with those emerald green fields, wow. Buen camino, Laurie

p.s. no one has reported on Sr. Braulio Martin in Castromonte, and I fear he may have left his bar. If you stop there (it's another 4-star albergue), please let us know.
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...e-bar-owner-now-almost-100.42686/#post-437191
I am at Castromonte tonight and it remains 4 star. I am the only one here. How I got here from Peñaflor in 7 hours is another story; one wrong turn and I was headed south to Torrelobatón, a very lovely place but quite a bit out of the way. Albergue keeper said only one eatery in town, just north on the albergue. I am hoping I can watch the Championship match between Real Madrid and Liverpool there in a few hours.
 

t2andreo

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At least you put your time there to good use...watching football!
 


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