Burgos Cathedral. This time I didn't stop in Burgos, even though it
is a nice city. I stopped for a rest in the park and walked on
to Tosantos. 31 km the whole day.
certain but I think this was taken on the hill overlooking
in Castillio de Matajudios. |
strange skull and crossbones on the side of a building, I think it was a
church or connected building in Castillio de Matajudios. The words
above say O MORS, which means death. Its curious but in the Orthodox
Church this symbol often represents Adam buried beneath
|| In the
village of Boadilla del Camino the was a cool albergue that I
stayed at last time. This time, however, they had stuffed more beds
in the rooms. There was still a little pool and a grassy
Fromista, a little closer.
Cathedral of Leon. Leon was a nice, old city with narrow winding
Leon I had a bed next to this guy. I was working on my feet and he
said he was a 'podiatria' which I guessed was a podiatrist. He was
helping people as he walked along the camino. He worked on both my
feet, cutting off the dead skin and filing down the corns. After
this I had no more trouble with my feet. They had mostly been okay,
though I was getting the occasional infection, but after this they didn't
give me any more trouble. That was a relief
because I the tendonitis in my left ankle was soon to get
worse, and my right hip joint was seizing up sometimes.
the Episcopal Palace, it looks like a big doll house. It is a very
pretty building and a symbol of Astorga. |
After Astorga we began going uphill. I began the practice of stopping
half way up a hill and finishing it the next day. I stayed in the
little mountain village of Foncebadon, which was little more than two
albergues, two bars and a few houses. The one bar I went to for
dinner was done up like a medieval tavern. I got up early and
crested the mountain while it was still dark. This picture is of the
Cross of Ferro.
|| This was a nice little town, also having a
festival. There was a band that marched up and down the
streets. I didn't stay here, though I got here early and the
albergue was empty. Last time I had to sleep on the
government building of Ponferrada.
tower, also in Ponferrada. This was another medieval town with
narrow, stone streets. |
| A very
old castle of the Knights Templar. I wasn't able to go inside
because it was a festival day.