Day 28 – Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

Day 28 – Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

Date: 19th May 2017

Departure time: 08:00
Arrival Time: 13:30
Distance: 21 kms
Cumulative Distance: 544 kms
Percentage Completed: 69.7%
Accommodation: Hotel Rural Casa Indie
Weather: Cold and windy 13 degrees
Thoughts:
Debra – Easy walk with a strong headwind – changing to alpine scenery
Mark – Pleasant walk as we had more views

Today was a pretty uneventful walk going largely uphill on straight paths. It was a nice change from the Meseta as we had more views. Mark was back on the trail today as he was feeling better. Rabanal was a beautiful little town though it was freezing cold. The highlight of the day was attending a church service in Latin conducted by local Benedictine monks.

We dined at a local restaurant and Geoff and Andy (from Brisbane) shared a local dish designed specifically for extreme carnivores.  It was called cocido maragato. Nobody at the table was clear as to how many animals (and what parts of such animals) were involved in the dish.

Way marker
Way marker
Snow still on the mountains
Cowboy rest stop at El Ganso

Mark still has time to stop and smell the roses

Rocky path into Rabanal del Camino
Lounge area Casa Indie
Room at Casa Indie
Touring Rabanal del Camino
Retablo at Rabanal del Camino
562 down – 238 to go

3 thoughts on “Day 28 – Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

  1. I checked the recipe for Cochido Maragato. It had 9 different cuts of meat in the meat part of the dish, including something called Pork Oink! Not sure what that is. Don’t like to think too much about it!

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