Wi-fi issues yesterday so no posts. 21st century problems! Thursday was a 27km slightly from Carrion de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios. Mostly on flat gravel tracks with no shade on our first really hot day. It was broken up with a stop at Cafe Movil for breakfast which consisted of coffee and a hot dog straight from the bbq. Clearly food hygiene regulations haven’t reached this part of Spain yet, particularly the bit about the handling of raw and cooked food but we haven’t died yet. The albergue at Terradillos was lovely with good facilities and decent food. There was nothing else in the hamlet and you start to see how poor rural Spain is. If it were not for the Camino some of these villages might long have been abandoned. DAY 7 was the usual early start and another 23km to Bercianos del Real Camino. Shaded parts of the path gave a welcome respite from the heat. It was another day just to focus on the rhythm of one foot in front of the other. Blisters and aching feet don’t allow for much else. Silence is a good companion and the occasional pilgrim walking with a radio blaring from their rucksack is an annoyance. As is the incessant shouting down a mobile on face time. What would medieval pilgrims have thought of the noise? A good albergue at the entrance to the village and foot repair and food should set us up for the 27km tomorrow. Two more days will see us reach Leon and a rest day.

We have passed the halfway point of the Camino Frances
Sunrise after an hour of walking makes it worth it

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