Sunday, September 23, 2018
Travel

On the Camino de Santiago, Day 19: A peregrina spends the whole day under the weather, and part of the day under the table

Day 19: El Burgo Ranero to Puente Villarente: 25.4 km, 7.5 hours (Total for Days 1-19 = 454 km (282 miles)

This list pretty much sums up my day:

Eat two bananas

Walk 13.1 kilometers

Nap

Walk 6.2 kilometers

Nap

Eat half an apple

Walk 6.1 kilometers

Crash

Keaki. Lorraine. Karen. Kathy. Thanks to them I was able to get through today's walk. My original goal of reaching León was discarded almost as soon I began walking. At every town, while the others sipped on hot coffee and nibbled delicious treats, I curled up on the sidewalk using my backpack as a pillow.

We finally reached the albergue and I crashed. A shower seemed like an impossible task. I woke for an attempt at dinner and conversation - both were only a partial success - and crawled right back into bed.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

My view from under the table as my fellow pilgrims ate.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

My Camino passport after 19 days

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The stamp for Albergue San Pelayo, in Villarente

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi, 29, of St. Petersburg, FL., is a teacher at Country Day School in Largo, FL. She is currently in Europe walking the 500-mile Camino De Santiago. She is sending the Times a daily blog post about her solo journey, which is expected to last 33 days, ending on August 4, 2017. You can e-mail Kelly at [email protected], though you might not hear back until after she returns.

Read the post for Day 20 of Kelly's Camino.

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