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Santander ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Padstow

Santander ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Padstow

Waiting at the Brittany Ferries Cafe โ›ด๏ธ I noticed a fair few vehicles asked to turn round at the check-in kiosk. It could well be down to them not having the correct papers to board ie. statutory arrival forms to get back into the UK and a negative PCR test within 72 hours. You could easily get any of this wrong if not paying attention to the GOV UK website. Plus not the most straightforward thing to find a PCR…

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Santander ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Santander ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

I’m now settled into the hustle and bustle of a port city ๐Ÿข Fortunately, Santander is not too big in city terms and certainly more tame than Madrid was! I’ve about a week here. The week is so I can acquire a PCR test, obtain the results and book the ferry โ›ด๏ธ A test result provides me with 72 hours to get on the ferry with a caveat the result is negative, otherwise, I’m back to square one! Meantime, I…

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Cigรผenza ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Santander

Cigรผenza ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Santander

Once again a night without hearing gunshot ๐Ÿ”ซ I’m nevertheless vacating the more mountainous plateau and descending to the Erbo reservoir. Nice easy riding. I arrive in Ahedo de las Pueblas for the customary tent drying and second breakfast. I’m also greeted by a small family of cattle ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„ roaming through. They bobbed their heads at the stranger, saw he was no harm and sauntered off … locals! Again, with all these hamlets/villages a water ๐Ÿšฐ point isn’t too far…

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Cereceda ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Cigรผenza

Cereceda ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Cigรผenza

After a relaxing rest day, I start out on a main road fairly early, so not busy. Further on I clamber up an embankment to find the Vias Verdes. It’s still impassable, so back to the road. After reaching Trespaderne, and the mornings ritual of tent ๐ŸŽช drying and a second breakfast, I locate the Vias Verdes which meanders along the river Nela. The days are still dry, with a slight chill in the mornings. I’ll take that any day!…

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Villaespasa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Cereceda

Villaespasa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Cereceda

Instead of turning north as I head out of Villaespasa, I hook a right and southerly. This is only a brief change in direction as I wish to complete the whole section of this Via Verdes – Cascajares to Burgos. After a few kilometres it ends on a main road with a little station to boot ๐Ÿš‰ I head north. This Via Verdes clearly hasn’t been well used, if at all. The surface is course, but I’m not complaining as…

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Burgo de Osma ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Villaespasa

Burgo de Osma ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Villaespasa

As with anywhere in Spain there always seems be a good climb ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ out of a town … Burgo de Osma was no exception! My first port-of-call was a large service station. I wanted more snacks! Now, as I am on the El Camino route Iโ€™m promptly off a main road onto the back roads towards some churchy historic site โ›ช In-fact, this one was interesting as it was a plague and a cut-out to El Cid himself. He seemed…

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