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... the rather amazing cathedral, a house Gaudi designed and a chocolate factory and museum- all closed! What did we do? Well we had a pleasant couple of hours wandering and looking at the sights from the outside, as the photos will verify, and having a cafe con leche which they make so well.
The ride in the bus let us see old villages, fields and crops and the many pilgrims making their way to Santiago in time for the Big festival.We talked ...
... mindfulness, and the wish to be happy. The Welcoming Path The empty path welcomes you Fragrant with grass and little flowers The path paved with paddy fields Still bearing the marks of your childhood And the fragrance of mother's hand. Walk leisurely, peacefully. Your feet touch the earth deeply. Don't let your thoughts carry you away, Come back to the path every moment. The path is your dear friend. She will transmit to you Her solidity, And her ...
... land. Much of the land is being broken by ploughs. The land has trees and bush and is a rolling plain. In the area we see modern, concrete water towers for the villages and large solar panels. We expect the hills to become more prominent as we travel west. After passing through several small villages we arrived at Villar de Mazarife at around 2:30. The auberge is modern and caters to around 50 pilgrims in double bunks. ...
... opened up. I was after some rubber tips for my sticks and some warmer gloves as my hands have been freezing cold wgen starting out in the mornings. We met Canadian Brian in the gear shop and geez he is one indecisive guy, he just can't decide if he it going to walk or not because of his shin splint. Damn there comes a time when you need to pee or get off the pot.
Went off to the Municipal Albergue to get a "Credential" for Hamish and met ...
... by the fact that it was built between 1250 and 1300 when Leon had a population of only 5000 people!!?! Even today it is supposedly (according to John Brierly, author of my Camino de Santigo guide book and one of two ´bibles´I am using) a town of only 170,000 but the busy-ness of it makes it seem more like one of 1.5 million by Australian standards - even despite the apparent economic woes it seems. The cathedral is intersting for those who are intrigued ...