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Day 19, Terradillos De Los Templarios

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We're taking a break after a 17 km stretch with no bathrooms. There was a food truck at the 10k point, but no bathrooms. I had a BBQ sausage sandwich at the food stop and here - fruit salad with yogurt (heaven!).

I'm walking with Paul and Luisa. Sam is a bit faster and we catch up with her at each stop. Also, Jaime just showed up, who I haven't seen since before Burgos. His feet are worse, it seems, but very nice to see him.

By the way, I have my maple leaf the right way up today. We passed a rest stop for Canada (? - see picture).

We've walked 17 k and have 9 more to go.

We arrived at the albergue by 1:30 or so, all of us hobbling a bit from the longer distance and difficult walk on stony paths. I walked the first 17 in my sandals, but the rocky path was more difficult in the sandals, so I switched to the shoes and was a bit better after additional taping of the blister.

The blister doesn't seem any worse, but also not any better. Once again it's very hot in the afternoon. I haven't been checking the temps, but we are certainly benefiting from early starts to finish before the hottest part of the day.

Not much to report. I am enjoying travelling with Paul and Luisa. We don't know where Sam ended up today. Luisa and I paid 10€ instead of 8€ to receive a double room to ourselves. The beds seems a bit "springy" so I commandeered a couple of blankets each to soften the beds a little. Nice to have a private room. Paul's in a room with 5 beds.

Not sure what we'll do this evening. Resting the feet is a must and the town is pretty small. I think we saw it all as we walked to this, the second albergue. The bar kitchen opens at 6 for dinner.

Terradillos de los Templarios is a former Knights Templar stronghold and the albergue is named for Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Order. According to the guidebook, this village is the approximate halfway point between SJPP and Santiago (although I thought it was Carrion, where we were last night).

There was an impromptu concert last night and I could hear a chorus of
hallelujahs from my room where I was resting. Nice way to end the day.

Rest stop for Canada

Rest stop for Canada

Leafs right side up

Leafs right side up

Posted by Deb Godley 16:32 Archived in Spain

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