Reliegos to Leon 25km
I was the first one up in my dormitory this morning. It has never happened before! The other three were fast asleep so I took my stuff into the toilets to pack my bag to try and be quieter. I was walking at 7.30am. It was really bitter at about 5° and my gloves were not warm enough so I had to slouch along with my hands in my pockets. I was out in time to watch another wonderful dawn.
The local government do try and provide footpaths and keep pilgrims off the road. I spotted this signwhich says they built a footbridge over the river at an estimated cost of €334,741.64. I did wonder where the 64 cents came in but accounts are very precise people. The new footbridge bridge was very nicethat is the existing road bridge in the distance.
Over the hill were the industrial units
I am staying in Leon for two days of rest, culture and for planning the next twelve days – the sprint to Santiago I have called it but I hardly think I will be running.
The good news is that there are two big hills to climb along the way.