June 19th_20th 2017 – Leon to Burgos – Fierce heat altogether from the Sun of a Gun in Sahagun

This week’s photo above shows a poster for a heavy metal band alongside a poster for a bullfight in the bull-ring in Sahagun.  Both the band and the bull look quite fierce but not half as fierce as the heat from the sun in Sahagun. It was close to 40 degrees when I arrived at the town’s campsite around mid-day. I have never stopped as early on the Tour de Travoy but had no choice as the sun was just too hot to keep cycling. I am glad I did as Sahagun is a wonderful old style Spanish town. There were hundreds of posters for a bull-fight on Sunday June 11th at the Plaza des Toros in Sahagun plastered all the town. The bull-fight had already taken place a week earlier so I guess that is why the heavy metal band thought it OK to cover a bull-fight poster with their own poster. But looking at both posters side by side, I can’t decide between the band and the bull as to which looks the scarier.

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Swimming pool at \Leon campsite.

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Total distance cycled Saturday June 19th from Leon to Sahagun – 55 km. Total distance so far on 2017 Tour de Travoy – 2,535 km.

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Graffiti near Mansilla de las Mulas.

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Camino de Santiago sign near El Burgo Ranero.

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Travoy at Camping Pedro Ponce in Sahagun.

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Total distance cycled Sunday June 20th from Sahagun to Burgos – 135 km. Total distance so far on the 2017 Tour de Travoy – 2,670 km.

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Arco de San Benito in Sahagun.

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Cyclists in Sahagun getting ready for a club run.

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Metal rampards up to the bull ring in Sahagun.

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Plaza de Toros bullring in Sahagun. Entry to the bull-fight on Sunday June 11th cost €15 for adults and €10 for children.

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Viatoris hotel (albergue in Spanish) in Sahagun.

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New Holland combine harvester in Sahagun.

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Pilgrims making their way along the Camino de Santiago.

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100 km still to go to reach Burgos.

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Lots of pilgrims on the road between Burgos and Sahagun.

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Solar panels on a shed near Osorno.

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Hotel El Castillo in Olmillos de Sasamon.

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Autovia Camino de Santiago near Villanueva de Argano.

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Camino de Santiago sculpture in Tardajos.

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Boy, was I glad to see this sign.

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Pedestrian bridge across the Arlanzon river near Burgos cathedral.

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El Cid statue in Burgos.

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Tourist train in Burgos.

 

The Gran Circo Holiday circus was due in Burgos from June 23rd to July 09th.

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Burgos town hall.

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Arrival at Camping Fuentes Blancas in Burgos.

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One of the longest days ever on the Tour de Travoy.

 

 

 

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