Four Days in Madrid

Our hotel is in Puerto de Sol, smack dab in the middle of everything. The hotel is ok but not as nice as the one in Merida. It's just not too our taste. Dark, the hallways are painted black, with red leather couches. The floor is of a material that makes it look very dirty... Continue Reading →

Four Days in Merida

Initially, we think about checking out early and heading home. But then we decide to make lemondade. We'll relax in Merida for four days and then spend four days in Madrid. Perhaps, by the time we get to Madrid, Kay's leg will be well enough that we can do a few things there. We walk... Continue Reading →

The Pooch Gets Screwed

Kay can't walk. Evidently I was wrong that it was just fatigue and a night's rest would fix her leg right up. Further proof that walking with someone else or in a group can be more dangerous. I once read about a study that claimed that 80% of the deaths due to altitude sickness were... Continue Reading →

Day 10: Dig! Dig! Dig!

Merida to Cruce de Las Herrerias Friday, April 29, 2022 On the way out, just outside the town center, we come across the Merida Acqueduct. It is pretty awe inspiring to see this towering, Roman structure in the middle of the city. For once, I take a lot of pictures. By 9 am we reach... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Merida

Torremejia to Merida Thursday, April 28, 2022 Although it was a short day, today, we still started early and were in Merida before 11 am. Basically making this half a zero. Merida is a good sized town with lots to see. We had thought about spending an extra night but decided that one was enough.... Continue Reading →

Day 8: Torremejia

Villafranca de los Barros to Torremejia Wednesday, April 27, 2022 There are no towns, villages, cafes or bars on the way to today's destination - Torremejia. So, last night we stocked up on bread, cheese, fruit, etc. It was flat and all of it through farms, mostly olive trees. We saw a lot of pilgrims... Continue Reading →

Day 7: Solo Castellano Por Favor!

Zafra to Villafranca de los Barros Tuesday, April 26, 2022 It's early when we leave Zafra. Still dark. A little overcast. Sometimes it can be magical leaving town. It's quiet. Nothing is stirring. Not even a mouse. The stockings were hung . . . Wait. Gone off track again. So, early morning. Peaceful. Cool. The... Continue Reading →

Day 6: Zafra

Fuente de Cantos to Zafra Monday, April 25, 2022 Day 5: cont'd . . . Last night's hotel in Fuente de Cantos was Hotel Rural La Fabrica. It used to be an old sawmill and the owners had integrated components of the sawmill into the hotel. Once again, no pictures of the interior, smh. But... Continue Reading →

Day 5:

Complejo Leo to Fuente de Cantos Sunday, April 24, 2022 It's kinda cold when we leave this morning. Initially, the trail hugs a road and is overgrown with weeds which are still wet. Pretty soon my shoes are wet. And then, of course, feet and socks follow. Kay has Gore-Tex boots and she is fine.... Continue Reading →

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