Hotel Castilla Vieja
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... my big toe and index toe running from the pad of my foot, up between the toes and up to the top of my foto. Very painful and almost impossible to dress. We eventually got to an Alberque only to find it is essentially a fly-ridden hippie commune with thin mattresses on the floor of an over-crowed room :( I pulled out the sheets we carry, treated against bed bugs with permethrin, only to find we left our pillow cases at the last Albergue! :( Took shower to clean my foot ...
... and decides to aim for Palencia as a stopping point. The roads are less full and so the Raven opens up to cruise at a pretty decent speed. The hotel in Palencia is unpretentiously comfortable with a very scary underground garage. The Raven whimpers a bit as Guy abandons him for the night in the dungeon. A simple supper in a tapas bar and an early night... very early by Spanish ...
... in which locals sit side-by-side with pilgrims. They converse and argue the topics of the day, while smoking and drinking. I wonder what they do for work. It's a largely agricultural region. In fact, today, we identified this area with Eastern Oregon and yesterday with Fresno, California. Yet when we roll into the ancient towns with history ranging from the 9th to 16th centuries, we're reminded about what a "baby" the US ...
... saw it too, but by the time I got the camera sorted he had flown off! you can imagine my language! Rob then spotted a harrier way up above, and we also saw a' different looking wheatear.'
Tomorrow is Corpus Christi so at midnight there were fireworks going off ...
... up again with some of our friends in the parochial albergue we are staying in tonight. As a group we made a feast for lunch (we supplied the salad). Tonight we look forward to a folk singing session with the nuns accompanied by a blessing for each of us for the rest of our journey. Distance Traveled: 24km Update: somehow we ended up breaking out into Country Roads during the folk ...