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Day 17, Fromista


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I am currently in a small bar at 9:00 am having had tortilla varideros (omelet with ham) and fresh oj. I had a short chat with Steven from Georgia, who is walking 40-50 km per day. Unlikely that I'll see him again, but he was very nice.

In Boadilla I stopped at a bar, it is only 11 am, so I am taking a short break and will continue to Fromista instead of staying in Boadilla del Camino. It is either 20k today and 24k tomorrow or vice versa. Since I had such an early start today, it seems logical do the longer day today.

It is also apparently a shady, flat 6k to Fromista. My feet are still in perfect shape and my shin is OK today. I'm Having a beer with an international group. Paul from the US, Sam from UK, Luisa from Brazil, and Coco from Germany. Having a great conversation.

Today was interesting because I walked next to the canal de Castillo, which has a locks system that is no longer used. It reminded me of our trip on the Rideau. The walk by the canal was very pleasant, mostly shaded and not buggy at all. Very nice way to finish the day's walk.

There are three churches here in Fromista, but one was closed (only open from noon to one on Sundays). One of the Fromista churches was severely destroyed and rebuilt and there was a model of the destruction.

I will go 20k tomorrow to Carrion de los Condos. And I am starting out with a new crowd - Luisa for sure and maybe also Paul, Sam, and Coco. We are all going to Carrion from the sounds of it, but Sam is thinking of leaving later.

Having met the new group, I'm glad I walked the extra distance today. I gave my blister patches to Luisa since the farmacias are not open on Sunday and likely not open tomorrow either due to the holiday. Of course, immediately after, I found a small blister on the back of my heel, which I've taped up. Still, Luisa needed the plasters more than I - her blisters are much worse than my tiny one.

It's 7:30 and I'm having a ensalada mixta, which has lettuce, tomatoes, asparagus, egg, tuna and green olives. Pretty good. I'll join the others for a drink later, but they are waiting for a restaurant that opens at 8 and I couldn't wait that late. I also didn't want a big meal (although the salad is giant sized).

Group having beer and snacks

Group having beer and snacks

Dawn looking back at Castrojeriz

Dawn looking back at Castrojeriz

Locks

Locks

Canal

Canal

Model of damage

Model of damage

Church in Fromista

Church in Fromista

Posted by Deb Godley 16:22 Archived in Spain

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