Castrojeriz Spain to Itero de la Vega Spain of the Camino de Santiago journey

from the foot of Alto de Mostelares Spain, at least we know what is ahead for us!  

now we go down! Alto de Mostelares, Spain 

 

Today was a short walk for these two peregrine’s,  only 11 k. It was 10 degrees C most of our walk, and the wind was howling in our faces, the entire 11 k.  Shortly after leaving Castrojeriz we had a 1050 meter stretch with a 12% grade, followed quickly by a 350 meter 18% grade descent. The local municipality provided signs going up and down the hill so we were well aware of the work head of us! This isn’t the toughest day we have had, but certainly one of the coldest, and I am thinking that this might be the trend to come, given the time of the year! We might have to buy some mittens or gloves, but other than that I think we have the right gear to get by, only time will tell!

For now some views from the top of Alto de Mostelares.

The view was spectacular, and we might have stayed longer to enjoy it but for the wind! I have figured out that if there are windmills on the horizon, there will be wind in the future! It seems Spain has a lot of windmills on the meseta.

Views from the top of Alto de Mostelares Spain, Camino de Santiago 

Views from Alto de Monstelares, Camino de Santiago, Spain 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Castrojeriz Spain to Itero de la Vega Spain of the Camino de Santiago journey

    • the view was spectacular, we have had harder climbs, but with heat rather than cold and wind. I think the heat is harder on us, although the cold windy day wasn’t all that pleasant, as winter runners we have learned to manage the cold!

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