This morning we woke up, it was still pitch black outside, and everyone in the room was already gone. We didn’t hear a peep. We had breakfast in the albergue – instant coffee, toast and jam.
On our way. The landscape was dry, the sky was big. The terrain was clay-ey gravel roads. A few towns along the way. Hot!
There was a xxx about half-way that was run by a couple in their twenties – the guy was Spanish and the woman Austrailian (yes?) They had a stand set up with food, water, shade – for pilgrims. Donation only. Insert picture. The hard-boiled egg and banana tasted really good.
Astorga was our destination – a walled city (look up explanation here). We checked into Albergue xx? and chose our beds in a room with 40 beds. The moaning French guy. Took a shower (nice!). Set out to explore the town. A beautiful cathedral and “governor’s palace” (lookk this up) designed by Gaudi. It was worth the admission.
We found restaurant – sat downstairs for a while, then were lead upstairs to the real dining room. We were the first ones there and pretty quickly it filled up, mainly with other pilgrims. I think we had the Pilgrim’s dinner – pretty typical fare on the trip – a first course, main course, bread, dessert and wine or water – all for 10 Euros! A bargain! Wine is cheaper than water in Spain! I had albondigas with potatoes (insert photo)
Total Walked: 15k (