Villafranca Montes de Oca

There are many Villafranca along the Camino Frances  this one is part way up a hill with a great Albergue in a cute town. I was able to take a short 17km day getting here just after noon. Will low a rest before tomorrow morning’s climb to San Juan de Ortega. Tough start for the day as it will be 12 km up hill with no towns along the was for a cafe con leche. Last night we had an interesting collection of a dozen pilgrims in the only Albergue in Vialmayor del Rio. All English speakers from Australia, England, Tenn, and Scotland. Most curious is that I may have been the youngest pilgr present. One of my fellow pilgrims reported that Sep is the busiest month on the Camino and more than half the pilgrims are over 60.  Looks like I have now walked about 160 miles or 250 km in the 10 days. I expect to walk about 15 tomorrow but we will have to see. One never knows on the Camino. We all hope to just keep getting closer to Santiago. 




3 thoughts on “Villafranca Montes de Oca

  1. Tom Mannle says:

    For those of you following along at home….Michael…in this post you mention your current, last and intended locations as Villafranca Montes des Oca; Vialmayor del Rio; and San Juan de Ortega, respectively

    But, you passed through these, well east of Burgos, long ago…for the record, I think you mean current = Villafranca del Bierzo; last = Camponaraya; and intended = O’Cebreiro, for Sunday, Saturday and Monday respectively

    Don’t thank me, thank SFC Huckabee, map reading instructor Plebe year

    PS: I’m not worried that the strain is getting to you…more like auto-fill on your phone….


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