Mansilla de las MulasJuly 26 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C
Easy day walking today, about 12 miles. Not much in the way of scenery until we got to the town we’re staying in. Except I included a picture of one of the giant picnic tables common at rest areas/town picnic areas along this part of the Camino. They look big enough for food for everyone with room for dancing in the middle!
Today was the last day I walked with the ankle taping I got in Burgos. Picture just before I removed it, and a significant amount of leg hair.
The name of the town we’re in translates to “Mansilla of the mules”. It has some interesting wall remains from olden days. The walls must be 8 ft thick.
I’ve mentioned that the last week or so, we have been walking through flat, dry, wheat country. I recently found out this area of Spain is historically called the “Cereal Plains”. It’s also called the Meseta.
Went out to get dinner tonight and had a real tough time. Each restaurant we went to said no, they didn’t have food for dinner. But we could come back at 8 or 9 and the cook would be there then to cook dinners. We have seen this before, it’s the Spanish way to have siesta mid-day and dinner later at 9 or 11 in the evening. It’s tough for us pilgrims getting up at 5:30 in the morning to start walking. I know, First World problems.
Tomorrow we have a medium day’s walk into Leon where we will take an extra day to rest up, do laundry, and see the city. They have a cathedral and several large churches we would like to see. Trying to find a tour we could take, but like in Madrid, the tours seem to have become victims of covid.Read more