Hospederia Via de La Plata
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... center and to the albergue. It was a large place, efficiently run by volunteers who escorted us to our respective bunks. After the typical chores, Britta and I set out for a late lunch/early dinner. We sat and talked for a long time over salad, pizza and wine. The meseta is the second of three stages. The long and unvarying stages allow walkers time for reflection, in absence of the distractions of pretty views and challenging hills. I had to disclose that I wasn't sure what ...
... walk past the Basilica San Isidoro. In this area there are the remains of a Roman wall. Storks are nesting on the remains of a Roman column. Outside the Basilica is a small stone marker giving the pilgrims the comforting news that they only have 306 kilometres more to trudge to reach Santiago de Compostela. We go back to the Parador for a pit stop and then go out again late afternoon for an ice cream and a beer. On the way back we stop ...
... had run out and didn't find a place to have breakfast before I left! Mints and water.... Oh well hopefully learnt my lesson Walked a further 7 klms to Mansilla and caught up with Margot for dinner and a young guy from Brazil whom we knew. Very excited, off to Leon, only 18 klms to walk and hope the blister on the bottom of my foot I got today after walking the rocky roman road behaves. Wait till you see where I am staying......next ...
... still a km is a long way once your legs start to burn.
Wind. As I've mentioned before it's omnipresent. I'm going to say it averages about 20km an hour. It has yet to be a tail wind for us and judging by the direction the windmills are facing, it never will be.
The headwind is an insidious creature that works to make your eyes water, ears ring and the skin on your face tighten. I was encouraged at the end of a long headwind day to hear ...
... See Camino tip on safety at end of this post. It was another perfect day, with a children's picture book clear blue sky. I avoided the deviation from the path through the popular restored tourist village of Castrillo de Polvazares, as this is where the incidents have been reported, and I enjoyed a delightful heathland walk, amongst lavender and bushy yellow and white windflowers, uphill to Santa Catalina. I loved this little village, the stonework buildings ...