1/2 way to Santiago

Carrion de Los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza Mick woke with his knee feeling as bad as it has been, but he was determined to forge ahead. We had a later start than we wanted but still had a quick breakfast at the motel and made our way out of town by about 8am.…

It’s Grindin’ Time

Fromista to Carrion de los Condes I wake in the morning late, my left knee has no pain. Not until I stand up and the knives reinsert themselves and twist deep counterclockwise. I call a rest day, Pam, who is quite concerned by now, agrees and we call ahead to the hotel we had planned…

Chasing the Moon

Castrojeriz to Fromista A decent nights sleep restores good humour like nothing else and Pam and I are feeling energised and happy with ourselves, each other and the world as we make our way through Castrojeriz in the cool early morning air. We are not late, we are not early, we are right on time…

Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

I wake pain-free for the first time in years, literally years. My right knee feels strong, my left knee is on the mend and I can walk down stairs again, my toe pain gone. Hallelujah…..The Algae Fountain Pergrinos in Villambistia is working its magic and I feel strong…..bet Pam is cursing she didn’t stick her…

San Juan de Ortega – Burgos

I awake in the middle of the night in pain. An old martial arts training injury has flared up and the joint between the phalange and metacarpal on my right big toe is inflamed. Even the weight of a sheet pressing on my toe tip sends daggers of paid shooting up my leg. My diagnosis…

Catch Up 2

Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada I wake with my left knee throbbing. There is a trigger point nearly as large as a 20 cent sphere lodged in the tendons beside my knee cap. We pack our bags and head out of our room, hmmmm I can only walk down the stairs one at…