Astorga – Foncebadón
26 kms (total: 575 kms).
6 hours and 5 minutes (+ 1h05 of breakfast and photo breaks).
9 – 22°C., sunny in the morning with a light breeze, overcast with stronger winds in the afternoon.
Favorites: feeling much better with my backpack after following the León massagista’s advice on how to carry it and stretching my legs more; wandering a beautiful trail in the fields and oak forest where the colors of fall start to show up; passing through quaint little villages of stone houses and streets; meeting an eagle named Yuli (of a Mexican race), companion of a smiling man who raises money for the kids with cancer; meeting with strong-willed people who continue their way in spite of being hurt.
Downs: having sore hips and feet 5 kms before the end of the day’s walk.
Stayed at the Albergue de las Siervas de María (5€/night and great facilities), in front of the Portal of the Sun, at the entrance of town, in Astorga.
Met Jesús & Pilar (E), walking companions of Tatiana’s and/or Marlón’s at some point on El Camino. Pili fell this morning and had to go to the hospital for stitches but as the Camino warrior and strong woman she is, she went on walking straight away afterwards and arrived in Foncebadón only a few minutes after I did and we all had an enormous lunch together.
Tomorrow is another incredible day on El Camino! 🙂