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Day 9-10: Azofra to Espinosa del Camino. 🥾 My Pilgrimage on the Camino Francés | Camino de Santiago 2023.

ℹ️Stats Day 9

Date: Wednesday 10th May

Weather: colder - with lots of clouds in the sky

From: Azofra

Start time: 7.05am

To: Granon

End time: 11.30am

Terrain: rocky paths, sandy trails, roads.

Accommodation: albergue - lots of mattresses on the floor in the back of a church…

Food: apple, peanuts, tangerine, dates, tuna salad with 2 boiled eggs, watermelon.

🥾Miles: 14 miles

🦶Steps: 30,803

Total miles completed:151/500

💰Costs: €0 accommodation & food is payment by donation - so I’ll donate tomorrow

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 7/10 - dropped to 4/10 - hungry

Fatigue: 1/10 - back to normal - feeling strong and fit again

Ease of terrain: 2/10 - one small climb of 200m otherwise flat and downhill.

Challenges: Not eating dinner till 8.40pm - I normally eat a lot earlier around 5pm ish - so this was not good for me. Tired and hungry - I thought I was going to cry! I’m also worried about tonight, so many people in one room, will I be able to sleep….

Highlights: There was a church service at 7pm in Spanish followed big family style pilgrim meal - about 32 pilgrims gathered around the table.


ℹ️Stats Day 10

Date: Thursday 11th May

Weather: cool in the am - never warmed up

From: Granon

Start time: 6.45am

To: Espinosa del Camino

End time: 12pm

Terrain: flat, rocky, pavements, wide country lanes

Accommodation: albergue - bed in a room with 4 other people

Food: dates, crisps, strawberries, grapes, tangerine.

🥾Miles: 16 miles

🦶Steps: 33,397

Total miles completed: 167/500

💰Costs:€10 donation for yesterday €9 food resupply (fruit, crisps, peanuts), €12 bed = €31

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 6/10

Fatigue: 2/10

Ease of terrain: 2/10

Challenges: none - it was a little cold walking - I do prefer it hotter than this.

Highlights: I actually got a good night sleep yesterday and great to do 16 miles today. The albergue is lovely. I was first to check in and got a great shower and sorted all my stuff by 12.45pm.


Watch Vlog #5 below!



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