Day 30 of the Camino Wander – Coming Down With Something! Ugh.

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May 14th, 2018.  Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga, Spain. Camino de Santiago.


After an uneasy night, coughing and spluttering in a private room at my albergue (so as not to get anyone else sick), I headed back on the trail for a short walk today.

Like every Spanish mile, what was to be 16km turned into 21km. Oh well. I made it another day. I have now walked 478km.

The walk was fairly easy today, even though it drizzled most of the way (and cleared completely as we walked into Astorga – of course!)

I walked the entire way with a woman from California. As I’ve said before, conversation makes the kilometres go by. Before we knew it, we were 10km in and stopping for morning tea at the top of a hill where a guy had set up a makeshift stand serving pilgrims, with it all based on donations. It was an abundance of choice!

Once in Astorga, we grabbed a quick lunch (by Spanish standards) before my new friend and I parted ways.  By then I was ready to check in to my hotel and take a nap!

A cough consumed me for a while. Seriously, I can’t seem to catch a break between the knees, ankle, back, toes …and now this! But I have another private room and I will take full advantage.

I am listening to my body.  After Burgos, it’s one lesson I have most definitely learned. I will rest. I’m here in Astorga for two nights. I want to wander a little as I’m eager to check out the Gaudi Palace, the Cathedral as well as the Chocolate Factory. Yes, I said its a rest day… and it will be.  I mean, it means I get to sleep past 6 am!  🙂 Yes, it’s the little things…


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Day 30 of the Camino Wander | Travel Far Enough | Like every Spanish mile, what was to be 16km turned into 21km. Oh well. I made it another day. I have now walked 478km. Now a two day rest in Astorga.


  1. January 28, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    Well, I was laid up in Burgos, but did love exploring it when I could walk again. ;-). Astorga was pretty. I stayed in a hotel across from the Gaudi Hotel which I’d studied in high school. I would have liked to have stayed another day there.

  2. Amanda
    January 26, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    Of Burgos, Leon and Astorga, I liked Astorga the best. What did you think? (I know you hated Leon – lol)

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