Camino Day 15 - Tues 11/6/02:

0 km today
470.5 total
Lazy Git

Since I was well ahead of schedule, I decided to stay an extra day in León to do some sightseeing and rest my knackered legs. Took it nice and easy: had numerous coffees, tónicas, beers, and wines. Visited the S. XIII Gothic-looking Cathedral, very impressive.

La Colegiata de San Isidoro

León (60K)


León (51K)


León (62K)

Ornate Cathedral Doorway

León (40K)

Bought El Pais to see what was going on in the world. Gave up attempting to translate and bought a copy of the Guardian, which I devoured over a lunch which I can only describe as being the best value I've ever had. E10 got a three-course lunch in a very fancy restaurant. The starter alone (Embutido de la tierra) was worth it, and the main course -- Congrio en salsa mariscada -- was superb. Yum Yum Pig's Bum, as we say here in Cork.

Later that day, I met Dave from Toronto, whom I last saw in Pamplona waiting for a pharmacy to open! We had dinner and beers together: I had goat, which was very tasty.

Recovered well, enjoyed myself doing nada today. Must do this more often!
Will try to get underway tomorrow at 7AM -- it would be good to reach Hospital de Orbigo, some 30-odd km away.