Leon to Villar de Mazarife 21km
It was a longish walk out of the town this morning. After a couple of days rest my legs were bright and energetic. I engaged my ‘pilgrim pace’ to try and put the dark streets behind me. Everyone else was making their way into town at the start of a new day, students were waiting for buses, cars were driving towards me.
At last the sky lightened and the city was left behind. I took a variant of the route after a cup of coffee in a wayside cafe away from the main road accompanied by a Finnish women I had met in the cafe. I had to concentrate to keep up with her! Deep in conversation the kilometres passed unnoticed. I reached the Albergue by midday. Fortunately it was open.
Arriving at the Albergue early enabled an early lunchI have only just discovered this beer with lemon – 2% alcohol. It seemed an odd mixture to me until I tasted it and then realised it is a delicious Shandy! I’m going to have more of that.
Longer day tomorrow. The last on the Meseta.