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9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for Halfterm @ Swindon MECA | England | United Kingdom
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 10am – 4pm (Daily) UNLIMITED PLAY Bouncy Castles (up to 10yrs) Inflatable Obstacle Course (up to 10yrs) Toddler Soft Play (0-4yrs) 0-6 Months – Free Under 4’s –[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
1:45 pm Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Let's Talk About the Old Days @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Let’s Talk About the Old Days Regular events for older people – Carers welcome. 3rd Monday each month, starts 19th November. Please call or email ahead if you wish to attend – For more information,[...]
2:00 pm Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Coffee and Craft Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library. Drop in and bring any craft with you. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
2:15 pm Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Every Monday, 2.20pm-4.45pm at Theale Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. No need to book, just drop in. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook:[...]
4:00 pm VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and French - Children Workshop! @ Vici Academy | England | United Kingdom
Learn to make French Crêpes (so practise new vocabulary), then we bake (to learn lots of action verbs), then we cook (just like French Chefs!) and of course, WE EAT (and play French shop!). The fun of the kitchen is also[...]

Catherine and Warren’s Camino Walk – Week 3

Thursday 1 October

One for the boys – this contraption does everything: ploughs, harrows and seeds, all in one go.

Tried something today I said I would never do – wore socks with sandals to alleviate blisters.

Friday 2 October

Sunrise over the Canal de Castille as we walked out of Bodillo. We deviated from the main camino to walk the old route along the river so only saw 1 perigrinos all day. We watched combines harvesting sunflowers . Tomorrow we are half way.

204km of abandoned canal, which is gradually being restored.

Saturday 3 October

Socks and sandals again today, oh dear it’s a habit now but in my defence there was a frost this morning. And the socks came off shortly after sunrise. We walked 18km of our 25km today on a Roman road which was built to connect Bordeaux with the mining town of Astorga, where we should be next week. We are now officially half way.

Sunday 4 October

Shorts and sandals with NO socks today as it is raining and windy. We love micropore and compeed plasters. The scene in the albergue in the mornings is like Solzenitzin’s A day in the life of Ivan Dyinistovitch , with everyone taping up their feet ready for a day in the gulag.

Last night in a room of 10, five of whom snored but not simultaneously. Tonight we are having our first night away from the dormitories, real beds and real big towels, luxury – a small celebration for passing the half way mark.

The road less travelled to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos in the wind and rain:

Monday 5 October

Warren in camino camouflage. Another day on the maseta but this time in the wind and rain. A great day’s walking back on the old roman road, punctuated by the occasional Camino sign. Miles of flat featureless farmland, either stubble or newly worked down. All irrigated with huge irrigation rigs ready to march across the crops. In Mansel la de Las Mulls tonight, a medieval walled town.

Tuesday 6 October

Today we are in Leon with the Benedictine nuns  Autumn has arrived, leaves colouring and fungus pickers out in force this morning. Autumn rain is reviving the gritty maseta soils.

mushrooms & flowers

Friday 9th October

This is Puente de Orbigo on our walk in to Astorga. Our last day on the meseta, we walked through avenues of rustling maize, irrigation channels full of rushing water, through hop gardens, their strings cut and hops harvested and past drying piles of haricot beans and potatoes waiting to be lifted. Tomorrow we start the climb into the mountainss of Galicia. Warren stocked up on warmer clothes and a back scratcher so we should be alright.

Walked up from Astorga in autumn sun through fields of crocus and slate walled orchards of apples, pears, quince, plum, hazel and chestnut. Going to vespers with the Benedictine monks tonight to bless my rock to throw onto the Cruz de Ferro at the highest point on the Camino at 1505m.

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One Response

  1. Half way is such a landmark on a trek like this. Well done you two. I would like to say that it’s down hill from now on but know this won’t be the case. Maybe ‘onwards and upwards’ is more realistic.
    Either way, you are both amazing. I wish you happy feet.

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