Wynette: This was our first view of the cathedral in León. We turned a corner, I wasn’t yet expecting to see it, but there it was. We couldn’t yet see the whole facade, but it kind of took my breath… Continue Reading
Charlie and Wynette: That is the standard first question when you meet another pilgrim. For us the most common answers we get have been: Germany then France then USA, all in the dozens. We have seen many that we think… Continue Reading
Wynette: We’ve probably seen a few dozen statues of pilgrims along the way. The one above was a nice one in Villalcázar de Cirga where we stayed three nights ago. Here he is from the back. He has a nice… Continue Reading
Charlie: We have developed a pattern for how we eat here. If we’re staying at a nice hotel we usually have their breakfast. They are generally about €8 and very good. Each one is a little different so it is… Continue Reading
Charlie: We have cafe con leche two to four times a day, every time we stop. Partly it provides access to the bathroom and a nice rest and we like it. Cappuccino is one third each of espresso, milk and… Continue Reading
Wynette: Yesterday, we decided to take a taxi and skip about 13 miles because the way the places worked out we could walk either 3.5 miles (too short) or 13 miles (too long). There was no bus service so we… Continue Reading
Charlie: The Junta of Castille and Leon includes the provinces of Palacia, Burgos, Leon and some others.
Charlie: We walked eight miles today from Moratinos to Sahagun, walked around Sahagun and then took a train 40 miles to Leon. We wanted to skip a long day that stretch would require and avoid walking through the suburbs is… Continue Reading
Wynette: Had a wonderful stay in Hostal Moratinos last night. Bright cheerful room, comfortable beds, IKEA (I think) furniture, delightful German woman and Spanish man running it. We chose muesli and fried eggs for breakfast. Check out their website.
Wynette: While walking out of Moratinos this morning we saw this sign. Don’t know how accurate it is, but it seems about right and we are making progress.