Hotel Castilla Vieja
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... is large, with several tents set up and a large teepee, presumably only functional when not raining. A covered porch is not entirely covered, with water dripping in from the light rain, falling into perfectly placed plants. The seating on the porch is rows of movie theater chairs, quite comfortable. Inside, the walls are covered in graffiti... words of encouragement, song lyrics, pot leaves. Apparently the hospitalero there had started his camino last summer, arrived at ...
... I was helped along by Eddi Reader and, OK, I admit it, Simon & Garfunkel. I was able to sing at the top of my voice as not many other people were walking in that heat. They were sensibly waiting in shady spots. Having seen Paul Simon & Sting last month, and going to see Art Garfunkel in September, I thought it only right to remind myself of all the harmonies. Think I've got them again now.
Marion said something interesting this morning at breakfast ...
... good, flight arrived into Santander early which meant we were able to catch the earlier train to Pallencia, then taxi to Carrion, but we jumped train at Fromista and got taxi to Carrion, much closer option. Had booked Hostal, private rooms. Beautiful place. Had Menu del dial 11 euro, soup, sea bass with salad and garlic potatoes, caramello desert, red wine, 11 euro. Gorgeous. Had a preview of the ...
... did have a room. (see
photo). With a post propping up one wall, I somehow mustered the
energy to climb to the next town 5kms away ... and that must have
been a divinely guided moment.
We dragged our bodies and bikes up the hill and into
the town of Villacazar de Sirga.
We saw there was a hotel where we could get a private room
to really rest ... but the price seemed unreasonable ...
... main roads and into Palencia and along with its neighbour, Leon, has entered into a modernisation phase and the trade off is that some of El Camino loses its rustic and medieval charm. The distance with elevation is 20.5km but apparently pretty boring, pretty hot and long enough. After waking it, that is how I would describe it.
My accommodation in Fromista was fine although just as little spooky being in an ancient building,on a whole floor with only me in ...