Camino de Santiago – Day 15

Camino de Santiago – Day 15
Walked from: Moratinos
Walked to: Calzadilla de los Hermanillos
Date: 16 October 2017
Distance: 23.5km

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Calzadilla de los Hermanillos is just my kind of sleepy little village. So sleepy that the shop is in the front room of a lovely man’s living room (where, if he likes you, he lets you taste test some of his biscuits before you buy them), and the only passing traffic seems to be a few tractors.

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As I had less than 24k to walk today, I didn’t leave the hostel until 8am, and by 1.15pm I was wandering into the village to check into the local municipal hostel for the night. By 1.30pm my stomach led me to the local restaurant, where I enthusiastically hit the delicious €10, three course meal (lentil soup, lamb stew, lemon pudding) with wine (they gave me a bottle. I probably left less than I should have done…) and enjoyed a good old chat with some friendly fellow ‘way’ walkers, including an Irish man who is practically my neighbour back in London. A brilliant – and cost effective! – way to spend a Monday lunchtime.

The walking was easy again today, with colours that reminded me at times of the Australian outback. Everything is very dry, and I’m hearing reports of a few forest fires closer to the border with Portugal. The weather’s about to solve that though – it looks as if today is the final one in unseasonably hot temperatures – over the next few days a fair bit of rain is being predicted. Time to dig out the waterproofs I’ve been carrying with me in glorious sunshine for the past two weeks!

 

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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