Leon to Villar de Mazarife

Hooray! I’m not sick anymore. Feet felt okay this morning. Kat knocked on our door at 6:30 and we were up, had breakfast and were walking by eight. Felt pretty good for the first eight miles. The last 2.5 miles were killer on the feet. My feet just don’t like to walk. We stoped for an ice tea and beer twice and reached Villar de Mazarife about 4PM. We are slow. Kat also has foot issues and is thinking of bussing ahead so she only has to do 5 miles a day or so.Not sure what we are going to do.  Dinner tonight is salad, paella, chocolate crepes and of course wine. The walk today after leaving Leon was mostly boring. Wheat fields and flies. The owner here told us September s worst month for flies. The flat areas seem easier to walk but I would like to get back to the mountains where the scenery is more varied.

Going to shower, eat and go to sleep. Long walk today.


9 thoughts on “Leon to Villar de Mazarife

  1. This sounds interesting, I’m going to have to watch the movie. Hope you are feeling better. Enjoy the rest of your walkabout and wine. Cheryl.

    • The movie makes it look much easier than it really is. Tweny minutes into the movie we knew we wanted to do it. Most do it in 35 days, we have nearly sixty but due ro Dales fall and my sickness plus the feet; we have had to bus a bit so we can still complete the walk and get our compostella.

    • Silly me, you are done with the meseta already. I was thinking I read Burgos not Leon. Sorry. But soon you will be back in the hills and mountains anyway.

  2. Hi Lynda – is it your boots that’s the problem? Have you thought about getting insoles, if you don’t already? It makes the walk very difficult if you have sore feet all the while.


    • Bill, I have such admiration for you. I do not know how you could have suffered the foot pain you did and walked all the way! I have inserts, thick socks, thin socks, in between socks. I have Voltaren, muscle relaxers, other pain relievers and Dale has given a few foot massages. I have bursitis in my hips so i walk slow but my feet hurt after an hour or so. After five hours they feel on fire. The best thing I have found is to stop after about two hours and take your shoes and socks of and wiggle your toes for a few minutes. Sometimes you can work his into “Let’s stop for a beer or vino tinto” other times just sit on the nearest rock.

  3. Lynda, reading with interest. Glad you are feeling better. Is catching a bus between villages reasonably easy to do?
    Looking forward to the flies!! I will feel right at home, as they are such a part of the Aussie bush.

    • Was feeling better then one more bout this morning but none since. Catching a bus is not easy.Buses are rare on Sat. and none on Sundays. Many of the little towns have no bus service but generally you can walk a mile or two to next city or highway and flag down the bus. Sometimes a taxi for a short distance isn’t bad. As for the flies, there are a few million here you can take home. You will be in the middle of nowhere and five or ten keep landing on you for a ride to the next village.

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