Camino de Santiago – Day 13

Camino de Santiago – Day 13
Walked from: Boadilla del Camino
Walked to: Carrión de los Condes
Date: 14 October 2017
Distance: 25km


It’s awfully sad to walk to somewhere (Villovieco) that you think is going to have a bar, only to discover it’s now simply a locked up and shuttered building. Especially when you really want a nice fresh orange juice to drink. But that sadness can be greatly mitigated when said bar has a slide in it so wide that it’s possible for a grown up arse to slip all the way down it – and at some speed. Result? One happy Silka. The slide also seemed to live to tell the tale.
In other news from today, the 25km walk was flat as a pancake, and therefore over and done with by 1.30pm (after a 6.30am start and two food stops, as well as the aforementioned playground shenanigans), which led to plenty of time to hang around the town of Carrion de los Condes.

Unfortunately I was in town just over a year ago and found it both a bit too busy and very bell-y (honestly, they don’t seem to stop ringing, they are flipping loud and they go off at very odd times) last time – and that feeling hasn’t changed. So while I like the hostel I’m staying in tonight, which has eiderdown covers reminiscent of my nan’s house in the early 1980s, on single beds rather than bunks, and which are very comfortable, I’m plotting which quiet hostel, in a suitably tiny place, I can walk to tomorrow. And eating chorizo. Lots of chorizo.

About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.
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2 Responses to Camino de Santiago – Day 13

  1. Siwan Hayward says:

    My daughter carys says you are totally awesome and she wants to be you when she grows up! XXX

    • silkakt says:

      That’s funny – I think her mum is totally awesome. But I’m very flattered. It’s an amazing walk, full of all sorts of interesting people as well as places. Perhaps you and Carys will walk it together some day x

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