Infantas de Leon Hotel
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... This building, like so many others in Spain, has a troubled history and was in ruins, saved only by the people of Leon objecting to the proposal for it to be demolished. Now it too is magnificent. But pilgrims these days could not afford to stay there! They go to the 5euro alberques, for dormitories and shared facilities! Somewhat ironic!
A really interesting visit was to what they call Museo Sierra-Pambley, which is a house built in 1848 by ...
... according to Richard's app.
We had our daily dose of storks and cuckoos again. So lovely to see and hear them, although a Pommie on the walk thinks they are vermin, always ******** on the churches.
Saw a couple of Aussies today resting by the path. One from Clayfield and the other from Aratula. It's surprising how many people we have met from Queensland
Today, we covered about 23 km and parts of the track were difficult. The hardest part is ...
... the costumes were quite amuzing. We found another group of adults all dressed in black walking from a restaurant. Again I asked one of the people what was going on. Apparently this choral group was headed to a church to perform. We decided to follow the procession and hear the the performance. There were 25 singers and a conductor. The songs were al sung in Spanish. The performance was at San Martin Basillica. They singing was ...
... just 4km from days end and there was a pilgrim came in just before us, was standing there and then fell backwards, hit the brick wall and went down. Obviously not unusual, the lady quickly got a electrolyte drink and had him there for a while. Nothing stressful, but the ambos came and out hop four women with gear and a male driver. So Hedley and Hamish decided that needing an ambulance would be worthwhile in Spain - lots of women flocking over them.
The walk into Leon proved less awful than reports had suggested. Much of it was just hilly enough to vary steps but not enough to require heart thumping climbs or knee crunching descent. The glassy re-emerged on the horizon in the latter half of the walk - always a glorious sight. We did traverse through some industrial areas but ...