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Day 15-16: La Mochila to Moratin - Albergue de Peregrinos Hospital San Bruno. 🥾 My Pilgrimage on the Camino Francés | Camino de Santiago 2023.

ℹ️Stats - Day 15

Date: Tuesday 16th May

Weather: cold and windy 🌬️

From: La Mochila

Start time: 7.40am

To: Villarmentero de Campos

End time: 2pm

Terrain: white chalky paths, next to a canal and past poppy fields.

Accommodation: Albergue Amanecer - bottom bunk - 4 bunk beds in the room

Food: banana, apple, cheese 🐑, chicken, avocado 🥑, cookies 🍪 , sweets 🍬..

🥾Miles: 17 miles

🦶Steps: 35,067

Total miles completed: 249.5/500

💰Costs: €10 bed, €7 wire for iPhone , €9 food resupply. €26

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 7/10

Fatigue: 2/10 - I’m not sure I’m getting my food 100% right. I’m healthier - and staying away from the gluten and diary - but I’m not sure I’m getting enough food. I also don’t feel particularly hungry at all. So it’s a struggle finding things I want to eat.

Ease of terrain: 2/10

Challenges: my iPhone charging wire broke so my iPhone died in the morning. Luckily the first big town i went to I was able to get a new wire from the gas station. So problem solved pretty quickly.

Highlights: sleeping so much better now, afternoon naps are helping and I think I’m so tired I’m just sleeping through the snoring. The scenery has been beautiful 😍


ℹ️Stats - Day 16

Date: Wednesday 17th May

Weather: very windy 🌬️ 🌬️ but the sun was there.

From: Villarmentero de Campos

Start time: 8am

To: Moratin - Albergue de Peregrinos Hospital San Bruno

End time: 5pm

Terrain: white pebbly paths - very dusty.

Accommodation: albergue - top bunk

Food: crisps, sweets, cashew nuts, orange 🍊 , & pear 🍐. Pilgrims Dinner - gluten free pasta with bacon, salad, apple.

🥾Miles: 26 miles

🦶Steps: 53,746

Total miles completed: 276/500

💰Costs: €2.50 fruit 🍎 🍐& sweets, albergue €13, pilgrims dinner €13 = €28.50

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 5/10 it was more a case of just doing the walking and getting it done.

Fatigue: 1/10 - I surprised myself - 26 miles in could have probably done another 4 miles.

Ease of terrain: 2/10 - super flat - easy walking.

Challenges: From 11.30am I was looking for accommodation- 12 albergues were full - before I found one. I honestly thought I would be sleeping outside today 🤣🤣🤣

Highlights: finding a bed at the end of the day. It would have been nice to stop a few hrs earlier! Then I would have been on better form at the dinner. Met nice people and it was good to have some proper food. After eating I totally crashed and needed bed.


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