Half Way There

Carrion to Terradillos – 25.8kms Everyone was up early today because this was the stage where the first village wasn’t for nearly 18kms. This required breakfast before leaving at 6:30am, requiring me to be up even earlier. I don’t function well early so my conversation skills were nearly zero. Stepping Continue Reading

Live Your Camino

Bercianos to Reliegos – 20.5kms After pushing my feet yesterday, I’d decided to do a short day today. Short in the Meseta means 20kms. I was a little concerned even about this distance considering how bad my feet were, but I cruised the 20kms as if I had just started Continue Reading


Reliegos to Leon – 24.3kms I’m not sure what it was, but today felt like an exciting day for everyone as we would be arriving at Leon. Maybe it was the knowledge of soon seeing the end of the Meseta and a return to the mountains or recognising Leon as Continue Reading

Following Dreams

Leon – Rest Day (according to my phone, I still did 15kms of wandering.) Oh, the sheer joy of not having to get up early. How luxurious to lie in bed… until my companions start opening windows and making noises about food. We trooped off for brunch and I never Continue Reading

Losing My Soul

Leon to Villar de Mazarife – 21.8kms One day of rest and the body was already saying “wait, you were serious about continuing to do this?” It was a tough slog walking out of Leon and it is official – John Brierley is on crack when he writes his damn Continue Reading