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The 2 Geordies

Discussion in 'Live from the Camino' started by "The 2 Geordie's", May 24, 2016.

  1. "The 2 Geordie's"

    "The 2 Geordie's" Active Member

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    We left HOSPITAL DE ORBIGO heading towards SANTA CATALINA DE SOMOZA approx 28kms
    The walk is easy to follow(yellow arrows)
    Beware there are a few sneaky inclines ! Take plenty of water long stretches no free water
    PLEASE NOTE
    I have falling in love with the Spanish tape measure
    You will pass a sign after leaving VIllARES DE ORBIGO(tiny farming hamlet)
    The sign says ASTORGA 10kms I walked 500yds up the hill !!!!
    Another sign will greet you saying ASTORGA 11kms???
    After you walk up a steep incline heading to ASTORGA when you reach the peak
    There is a Bob Marley look alike ( great guy) giving you free fruit drinks and coffee /tea etc
    We arrived at ASTORGA on market day
    Every body we passed smelled fresh (clothes perfume aftershave hairspray)
    The cathedral is worth a look so is the bishops palace
    We then headed along a path which is easy to follow to SANTA CATALINA DEL SOMOZA
    Cost is 5 euros a night at the rp el caminante it's clean and very freindly
     
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    danvo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :D on my camino I said that 1 spanish km is more than 1000m for sure!
    As I see I'm not alone :D Thanks for your reports!
     
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    raymond john Well-Known Member

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    I remember the walk from Villar de Mazariff to Astorga, the landscape/ views and the colour of the trees were magnificent . I will always remember the view from Cruceiro Santo Toribio with Astorga nestling in the valley the landscape colours and hills as a backdrop in the afternoon sunshine and was breathtaking.

    Thanks for your posts, they bring back a lot of wonderful memories

    Carpe Diem

    Raymond John
     
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    YorkieUltraRunner Ultra Runner

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    The distances here were marked by a drunken Spaniards who had dran a bottle of whiskey and was zigzagging

    My GPS has me over 500 miles and it's funny
     
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