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The drive to Leon was a good opportunity to prepare for our Camino. As we depart Madrid the landscape becomes dry with curved dusty tracks riddling the terrain. In fact it is not unlike an Australian scene and but for the monastic outcrops which randomly appear, we could be in the Monaro.
Soon after leaving Madrid City a huge granite …
... members of the Leon Royal family are buried and which has what is described as the "Sistine Chapel of Romanesque art". The murals on the ceiling are impressive (again no photography).
Unfortunately we believe we chose the worst restaurant in Leon for dinner; it was very cheap with no redeeming features. The food was terrible and the waitress surly. The wine was so bad we didn’t finish ...
... refrained from morning showers and it seems to be working; wet feet equals soft skin which equals blisters...apparently. Anyway, after a late and slow breakfast I did a tour of this building and accompanying church and cloisters; beautiful! Part of the outer wall forms a section of the original city wall built by the Romans. By then the rain had set in so I hung out here for a little while until it cleared and then I headed off to the cathedral with Sharon. It ...
... needed gloves and a beanie to keep the morning frosty chill at bay... Another day on the Senda, perhaps my favourite days so far. Other people complain about the monotony of the straight path and scenery; I prefer to see it as an opportunity for my body to get into a rhythm that then flows into my psyche... Of course plenty of things bubble up from the depths of my being, and yes they can be challenging to deal with...I find the Senda makes it easier though to accept ...
... but I have had them now for about 14 months, did a lot of training walking in them, and so far on the Camino I have walked about 460 kms!!!! Today we have walked from El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas along a senda (gravel pathway) alongside an asphalt road. Its ******* the feet and my left heel has been painful today. I think I walk ******* my heels unfortunately. Maybe in Leon when I replace my hiking shoes, that may make a difference? The ...