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 love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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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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