Astorga y Gaudi

Astorga was an amazing place for a rest day! Began the day with errands such as banking, pharmacy (always more foot care products) and a haircut. Sergio, the barber, and I did well with broken Spanish / English and hand gestures. During my errands I found how the pork is delivered here... on the shoulder …

To Astorga!

Leaving San Martin to walk to Astorga, we crossed this ancient bridge. There was a bike race today. So bridge was flooded with bicycles. However nobody minded that we pilgrims were walking and taking pictures in their race. After walking alone by the highway all day as my friends followed normal route, we met at …

Skylight

So it is 9:54pm. I need to be walking early AM. And here is my ceiling at this moment. No drapes or shutter. Lol!!

Approaching Leon!

A common practice on the Camino is to buy breakfast the night before. In Bercianos Del Real Camino, I bought fruit for the next morning. Actually had a nice selection, but you had to let shop owner collect everything. From Bercianos Del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas, I walked with Raeanne of Canada …

Carrion de los Condes

My dinner companions at Castrojeriz two nights ago. Roland from Netherlands next to me. Other side, Clayton of Australia, Raeanne of Canada and Maureen of UK (now living in France). It was a fantastic meal of discussing international politics, comparing governments, family stories, and teasing. After walking in rain most of the day from Castrojeriz …