Date: 10th May 2017
Departure time: 08:00
Arrival Time: 15:45
Distance: 25 kms
Cumulative Distance: 356 kms
Percentage Completed: 45.6%
Accommodation: Hostal Camino de Santiago
Weather: Cloudy with short period of rain
Debra – Relatively easy walk but one major incline and decline
Mark – Stunning early views then a boring country road
This was a day of two parts. The day started with a steep climb to a tabletop pleateau on a mesa which offered stunning views back over Castrojeriz. The day then developed into a long somewhat tedious hike along a little used road between crop fields. Walking beside a canal at the approach of Fromista broke some of the tedium. We did get caught in a brief thunderstorm towards the conclusion of the day. Fromista itself was a surprising large centre and once again we spent quite a few euro on foot care products. These included syringes for draining blisters, compeed for preventing and protecting blisters and a special pharmacist cream for healing blisters.
We had another great 10€ pilgrims meal. Cindy rested her foot again with a taxi ride and is quickly becoming our on the spot historian.
We stayed at Hotel Camino de Santiago which was run by a very effervescent woman who greeted us with beer on arrival and insisted we have a sleep because we arrived during siesta time. It really was a lovely place to stay.
The big news of the day was that Mark acquired no new blisters. We have learnt one interesting fact about Spanish people – the more you indicate to them that you speak no Spanish, the faster they will speak to you in Spanish, seemingly having a very optimistic view that you will acquire near fluent use of the language simply as a result of them speaking at you very quickly.