Silken Luis de Leon
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... us that no-one can get lost on the camino but the three of us did an impressive job nonetheless. I'm the sort of person who enjoys instructions so much that I needed to google how to use my Camelbak waterbottle so naturally at each point I was checking the map and major landmarks against the very prominent yellow arrows that guide you along what is essentially a straight path from A to B. Marie-Paulette at the fore scoffs "bah! I'm not ...
... our destination my energy was sapped! In fact I was so drained I had a two and a half hour siesta when I arrived at our destination! The highlight of the day was an elderly lady singing to me in the bar! She hobbled in on two walking sticks when I was enjoying my first vino tinto, and for some reason she sat at my table. Anyway, I helped her sit down because I was concerned she'd fall, at which time she started a conversation with me ...
... that it is open when I get there. Everything closes in Spain between 2 to 4 pm with the exception of restaurants, cafes and Bars. When I get there, it is open and with a little help from the guy working there, and who fortunately speaks some English, I manage to get a good pair of women's hiking shoes. Straight away I can tell they will be both comfortable and supportive of my feet. Bingo!!! I tell him I will buy them and he proceeds to package them for me and as I leave ...
... most of them donning snow capped peaks I realised just how cold the last 10 days have been...apparently it snowed in Leon a few days ago? Phil Collins' song 'Take me Home' came on...don't you love the 'randomness' of shuffle on the iPod? Or is it random? It's too cold outside so I'm now inside...the vino tinto is almost finished with one olive remaining. There is something about mountains that just beckons me, that and a wild winter ocean. And today's mountains were ...
... its time.
We took the alternative route today and were advised by Ari, who we saw at the first cafe, that there was a good albergue at Bercianos. The place looked deserted when we arrived as most Spanish villages do but we found our way to a small private albergue, St Clara. Unremarkable from the outside, it opened up to a ramshackle yard with a dog tied up, a vegetable garden, a few chairs and washing facilities. I don't ...