|Gaudi designs in Astorga|
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).