After a half hour stop for desayuno and a few stops here and there including likely an hour in Astorga, which looks like a beautiful city, we arrived in our Albergue El Caminante just after 2:00. We have a private room for 16.5€ each...a real nice way to end the day!
Last evening we had a good supper...we were joined by Larry a fellow Canadian from Ontario. His reasons for doing the Camino are pretty deep...certainly more profound than mine, Marc and Paulo's. For me seems like a neat thing to do, a challenge mentally and physically and a chance to see new things...not to deep!
There were some really nice sections to today's walk especially prior to Astorga...after that as mentioned earlier one had to dig a little deeper to make it in. The sun is so strong in Spain...I can't imagine doing the Camino Frances in the summer. Even with very generous amounts of sun screen I am still having sun challenges! A few pictures from the day...
Paulo had seen this stand on a YouTube video where David and his wife run this on a Donativo basis. There was fruit, juice, cake...one just gives what one wants. I gave out 6 Canadian lapel pins here...a German girl, David and his wife and 3 older Australian ladies who are walking the Camino together. The ladies were super pleased...one of them asked for our addresses as she will be sending a copy of her intended Camino book!
|Gaudi museum - did not go in tired of museum's|
|Astorga Cathedral - did not go in tired of cathedrals|
|We are THERE!!|
Nine days to go to Santiago de Compostela!