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Day 19-20: El Burgo Ranero to Leon. 🥾 My Pilgrimage on the Camino Francés | Camino de Santiago 2023.

ℹ️Stats - Day 19

Date: Saturday 20th May

Weather: cold 4 degrees in the am - started to warm up later on

From: El Burgo Ranero

Start time: 7.45am

To: Puente Villarente

End time: 1.15pm

Terrain: flat - gravel paths next to a road - not great views.

Accommodation: albergue - bottom bunk (8 bunk beds in the room)

Food: apple 🍏, crisps, 1 square dark chocolate. Dinner 🍽️ mixed salad, chicken & chips, icecream (I should not have eaten this - but I was so hungry and they had no other food)

🥾Miles: 18

🦶Steps: 37,219

Total miles completed: 315/500

💰Costs: €7 donation for bed 🛏️ last night. €1.75 crisps. €15 bed, €13 pilgrim dinner = €36.75

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 6/10

Fatigue: 2/10

Ease of terrain: 1/10

Challenges: 🦷I’ve lost a filling in the back of my bottom front teeth - which is really annoying- as my tongue 👅 is touching it all the time. Don’t know whether to try and get it fixed in Leon or wait until I get home.

Highlights:The albergue is really nice - very fancy! I thought it was going to be much more expensive to stay here than it was. Pleased it was only €15 as there was no where else to stay. Short day tomorrow as heading into Leon.


ℹ️Stats - Day 20

Date: Sunday 21st May

Weather: warmer than the previous days - it’s so glorious when the sun does shine

From: Puente Villarente

Start time: 8.40 am

To: Leon

End time: 11.20am

Terrain: flat gravel paths, walking next to road and then pavement into the city of Leon

Accommodation: Hostel - staying for 2 nights

Food: vegetable pie, 5 snickers ice-creams. (🤣🤣🤣) - I got a massive craving and couldn’t stop myself!

🥾Miles: 10 miles (8 miles Camino - the other 2 walking around the city)

🦶Steps: 21,595

Total miles completed: 323/500

💰Costs: €4.70 pie, €27 bed (2 nights) €23 food resupply- didn’t buy a huge amount - but the stuff I bought was gluten free - which is so much more expensive. = €55

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 6/10

Fatigue: 1/10 - easy day today

Ease of terrain: 1/10

Challenges:🦷 the back of my tooth is so annoying - so I’m having to wear my Invisalign retainer during the day. My food choices have been rubbish. But tomorrow’s another day.

Highlights: Leon Cathedral. And knowing I have a rest day tomorrow 🥳


Watch Vlog #10 below!



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