We walked from Leon to San Miguel which was uneventful as it is 7 km. walking out of town and a long way beside a road.
The Spanish group has dwindled to 5 as the others left in Leon. Ilka and Doris I presume ahead of us so we are meeting new Pilgrims.
In Rabanal Del Camino we stayed in a very old but very nice Auberge, the volunteers were from the UK. and very strict, you could not stay there if you shipped your pack ahead and lights out and door locked at 10pm. It was by donation and breakfast included.
We met Marina and Anna from Germany,who are on a short break from university. We had a nice dinner together with them.
Left Rabanal at 6:45 and walked to the iron cross and were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise.
The path was a challenge, the pictures do not do it justice but we made it to Molinaseca were we took a hotel, real towels and a very nice view from our room.
Tomorrow on to Villafranca, 30.8 km.
Hugs to all.
Norbert and Greti
Made it to Villafranca but in a steady rain, so did not see much of the scenery as we had our heads down and just watched where we put our foot. Everyone was in big rain ponchos so it was hard to recognize anyone. We did run in to Ilka and Doris. We took the first auberge in the village and got one of the last beds. Even with the rain poncho we were very wet. The auberge has a dryer and now I am 4th. In line to use it. Every turn is one hour so hopefully I will be in bed by 9pm. No sense to walk around the village as it is cold and raining heavy. We will dig in to our provisions for dinner and hope for better weather tomorrow.
WiFi has been very bad the last few days so I can not upload my pictures.
Hope everyone is well.
Norbert and Greti
Walked from Villafranca to Herriera, 22 km.
As we started out today the wind was blowing hard and no rain. 30 minutes later the rain started and it rained all day in a steady downpour. Quite a sight to see the different
mode pilgrims use to stay dry. Some have proper rainwear others plastic ponchos some just a sheet of plastic and others just get wet. I have a proper rain poncho but when we got to Herriera my upper cloths were soaking wet, I don't know if my poncho leaks or if it is perspiration. We stopped walking at 1pm. got beds in an auberge and again are trying to dry our cloths. Herriera is a very small village so no WiFi.