Date: 27 September, 2018
Today was a rest day in León. We did the the usual shopping and leisurely eating but, no laundry this time as the hotel had a wash and dry service for €9.
León is a beautiful city and we have very much enjoyed seeing some of the attractions and just walking around. The Cathedral is magnificent, and apparently its stained glass is some of the best in Europe. We did the ride on the tourist train around town and also walked down and saw the renovations they are doing to the Parador.
Much of the stay was dominated by catching up with pilgrims we had previously met and meeting a few new ones. Hence, we had a few glasses of wine, some tapas and shared some pizzas. The sad note to the day was saying goodbye to two English pilgrims, Julie and Frances, who have finished their current instalment at León.
Debra is going well physically, but Mark is still troubled by a few blisters. He bought a new pair of hiking sandals yesterday which will hopefully provide some cushioning for his sore feet.
Tomorrow we are off to Hospital de Orbigo, a 33 kilometre trek, most of which is through unappealing urban outskirts.