Sunday, 23 September 2012

Leon to Astorga

Gaudi designs in Astorga
Laptop finally repaired so blog resumes apace:
Sunday 17 June: Leon to Hospital de Oreigo - 22 miles (36km). Stopping at a little bar in Fresno del Camino I join Dave, Julie, Erin & Cameron for brunch. Walking with commercial airline pilot Dave for most of the afternoon we stop to enjoy a beer at Villar de Mazarife while waiting for the others catch up. Leaving them all at Tio Pepe albergue bar in the village I continue to Hospital de Orbigo, a larger village with a stunning twenty-arch Medieval bridge.
Albergue San Miguel (10) B&B, friendly with a little art gallery.
Monday 18: Hospital de Oreigo to Astorga - 10 miles (16km). A short hop today to the small city of Astorga with it's striking Gaudi designed building dwarfed by the uglier Gothic cathedral.
Amigos del Camino de Santiago albergue (5), comfortable municipal albergue with garden, terrace and lounge. Met up again with Dutch Paul and Erin & Cameron.
Photos of the Camino de Santiago: Leon to Astorga. I've now walked  324 miles (522km).

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