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Day 9 Azofra to Redecilla del Camino 26 km

Hard to sleep last night with the fiesta party going all night and still on at 6am when I left ! They were setting off loud fireworks at 5am !!

Finding the yellow signs in the countryside once out of town was a bit tricky today and glad that in the dark I ended up walking with the Singaporean couple. We walked the 9 km through pretty rolling hills that were farmland in 2 1/4 hours and went to get some breakfast at Ciruena. There was 1 bar/cafe open but nothing there do bought a small packet of Oreos! I set off ahead of them and met up with Donna from NZ and walked and chatted with her the 6 km into Santo Domingo ( a town of 5,600).

Grabbed a chocolate pastry with her and looked at some of the lovely old buildings. Paid 2.5 E to go into the cathedral and it was very ornate. Inside is a cage with a hen and a rooster which was crowing as I walked through. . A hen and rooster have been kept there since the 15 th century in memory of a famous miracle that took place in the lives of some German pilgrims.

I walked alone to Granon which a cute old village where I had some lunch. Another hour and 4 km had me in Redecilla where my feet called it a day. Best day walking in several days and built it up to 26 km today. Sandals are going great and I feel like I am walking more normally and putting more pressure on my heels again. Will remove my blister band aids tomorrow night to check them out. Each time I stopped today I massaged my feet and that helped.

Checked into the albergue for 5 E and got a bottom bunk....yay!!!! Showered, washed my clothes, did my stretches and then had a lovely nap. No shops to buy brekkie food in this small town of 150 but found some fruit and chips in a bar. Nice bar just 2 doors down which has wifi and lounge chairs ( haven't sat in on eof these for awhile) !!!

At 5.30 pm as siesta time was finishing I checked or to see if the massage place had opened and it had. Beautiful lady who spoke no English but gave me the best shoulder, foot and calf massage for a donation. She even tended my wounds and put antiseptic on my knee. Church bells are ringing as I write this and will shortly finish the day with a pilgrim meal for 10 E. Ate with the Singaporeans and Spanish blue shirts.

Sunrise

Sunrise


Love the colours of sunrise

Love the colours of sunrise


One of the many crosses on the way

One of the many crosses on the way


Wheat fields

Wheat fields


Crossing into province of Leon Castille

Crossing into province of Leon Castille


Deserted village I stayed

Deserted village I stayed


Masseur

Masseur


Village church

Village church


Albergue

Albergue


Restaurant with lounge chairs!!!

Restaurant with lounge chairs!!!

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Spain

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