Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo
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- Minbar in room
- Adult pool
- Breakfast Available
- Swimming pool
- Smoking rooms available
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I'm in the stone common room of the albergue today, the coolest room in the place. The title today notes the distances and temperatures of the past couple of days. I feel like one of those stupid people you hear about in Australia walking in the middle of nowhere on a 40 degree day and surprise, surprise, are found dead 20m from the nearest town after leaving the last one with 500ml of water. That said, the walking of late has been great ...
... both bikes at the same time, D ditched his bike up ahead, and came back to help me push mine. I'm not sure if I was more happy for the push, or for the wine. Let's call it a tie.
By mid-afternoon we reached the couple of buildings that collectively are called the town of Laguna de Castilla. I crossed every flexible digit, hoping for good luck as D went to the Albergue to enquire about 2 beds. We had to wait for traffic to clear first though.
Eureka!! I ...
... see that the blog has been looked at 613 times. It means nothing to you but provides me some comfort that the blog is being read.
Today we had a late breakfast and then had the time to walk all over this very pretty town of 8,000 people. There are numerous churches and a palace in the town that is nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains.
The shops in this region are interesting as they seem to ...
... Castilla, it was time to call it a day, I needed to rest. The altitude, the heat plus not enough water (probably) had burnt me out but on the positive side, we'd covered double the distance we were going to, over 18 miles and 1400m in height so hopefully the worst is behind us. We stopped at the first place we saw, the Alberque Escuela where I think the owner took pity on us because in minutes we were in a comfy room with shower for ...
... on your gear, no "Buen Camino" seemed to signify newbies. With that said, Cindy and I are becoming truly grossed out at the odor which greats us upon returning to our room after going out for something. We clearly aren't newbies. Tomorrow will likely be our longest, toughest day yet but we are feeling strong and ready and are visualizing arriving in Santiago. Women of the ...