Day 29 Astorga to Santa Catalina de Somoz

A short day of only 10km. Judy was not well with a stomach bug, so we cut it short at Lunch time, at a nice albergue at Santa Catalina. We have climbed someway into the mountains, but we still have plenty to go. Its pretty rural here, with not even cultivated land, its mostly forest. Weather is cool and overcast, which is nice for walking, as long as it does not rain.

Tomorrow more climbing upwards.

Dry stone wall at Murias de Rechivaldo

a building made out of dry-stone, or at least very little mortar at Santa Catalina

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5 Responses to Day 29 Astorga to Santa Catalina de Somoz

  1. Christ'l says:

    Get well soon, Judy!

  2. fay says:

    Hi Judy,
    Hope your soon feeling good.

    • Judy says:

      Thanks for your good wishes – I´m fine now. We walked another 17kms today, nearly all of it uphill. Tomorrow we get to the highest point on the Camino, just over 1500 metres.

  3. ron spurgin says:

    Hello There Crow Eaters Good to read the Leader is now fit just love those stone buildings just stop and think of the work that went into building them Great Ron

    • Judy says:

      Ron, it’s also interesting to see the variety of stone masonry techniques – drystone, minimal amounts of mortar (or mud!) between the layers of stone, right up to lots of cement with a few token stones in layers. The drystone buildings are the ones that look the best, and have often stood the test of time the best too.