Day 17 – Fromista to Carrion de Los Condes

The Stats:

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MILES: 12 CUMULATIVE MILES: 240

STEPS: 25,000  CUMULATIVE STEPS: 497,000

TIME WALKING: 6 HOURS  CUMULATIVE TIME WALKING: 107 HOURS


Today was an easy day… just 12 miles and not real elevation change. The terrain is changing and it is less photogenic, but still very nice.

I got out of the hostel at 7:15am. Here are a couple of shots of Fromista as I was leaving the town.

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The day was nice and cool with some sunshine – perfect hiking weather.

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Lots of irrigation in the area.

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About 3 hours into the hike, I found this little hostel/cafe run by some hippies. It was a fun place to stop.

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You can stay in lots of different “rooms” including the teepee, the wagon… see below.

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They had severval dogs, cats, ducks and geese walking around the place.

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In the restaurant…

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It was a fun place.

A few more shots along the way.

An old Roman bridge.

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Side of a Coke machine reminding me how far I have to go (262 miles)

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When I got to Carrion de Los Condes, I had to find a hotel for the night. There were severval in the town. I past a couple and saw one called Santa Clara – a monastery built in the 1200’s. As I started to approach it, the sun came out for about 30 seconds… a good omen. I walked into the church and in the back was about 15 nuns chanting their prayers. It was a great experience and decided to stay here.

Here is the front of the church.

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After I checked in, I was lead to my room. It only had 3 beds in it (very nice!) Amazingly, the other 2 people were Agnes (who I met a few days ago) and Sherona (who I met last week). What a coinky dinky… I guess the sunshine was a good omen 🙂

Here we are having a few drinks. This is the first place I found that had Limoncello… so naturally I had my favorite drink – Diet Coke & Limoncello. The guy who looks like Santa is from France and starting his Camino from his home. He has been hiking for +50 days! The other person is Jim from Portland, OR.

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Today’s Thoughts

  • The crappy/lack of WiFi is drinking me NUTS!!!! When I have decent WiFi, I can get my photo editing done in 30 minutes and my blogs done in 45 minutes. With sloooow WiFi it takes me hours :-(.
  • I’m going to have a tough time explaining to Susie (my wife) how I sleep with 2 other women 🙂
  • I’m really starting to get into a “battle rhythm” and the days are starting to become routine, but yet still very interesting. Everyday brings a new adventure, new friends, old friends, a new place to sleep, a new menu…

 

Cheers,

-jj

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