Day 25 – Reliegos to Léon

Day 25 – Reliegos to Léon

Date: 26 September 2018

Departure Time: 07:46 am
Arrival Time: 11:20 am
Distance: 25.3 kms
Cumulative Distance: 487.6 kms
Percentage Completed: 52.75%
Accommodation: Hostal Albany Ancha
Weather: Clear skies – 22 degrees

Today was only a 12 kilometre walk for us as we decided to share a taxi with a Spanish pilgrim when we were sitting having coffee on the outskirts of León. Mark’s feet were hurting at the time after the epic 32.5 kilometres yesterday. Sharing the taxi was a good and bad idea. The good was that we saved €10 on the fare and saved Mark’s feet. The bad were that Debra left her RayBan’s in the taxi. Net deficit €148. In this case, the old maxim “the Camino will provide” applied to a local optical store. You can’t win them all. On the plus side, as we write this, we are sitting in the old city precincts of León enjoying a pizza. 

The 12 kilometres we did walk today was somewhat momentous as it was the end of the meseta.  Furthermore , the aliens who stole all the pilgrims and wildlife yesterday returned them with interest today. The walk itself can only be described as bland, with a beautiful sunrise and the pink and blue hues of the sky as the only highlights.

Still a few roses to smell

Pilgrim statue on the way out of Reliegos 

Stunning sky of pink and blue hues
Sunrise over Reliegos
Pilgrim statue – Mansilla de Las Mulas

 View from our Balcony

2 thoughts on “Day 25 – Reliegos to Léon

  1. We have missed keeping up with your walk as we have been having a few adventures of our own. Back on track now, ready to walk with you if only online. We are off to do some walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

    1. Enjoy your time n the UK as I am sure you will. I still love the simplicity of the Camino, the camaraderie, the vino tinto and oh of course walking.

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