Day 23 Leon to Hospital de Órbigo 34.7Km

Wet walking day! Newly acquired waterproof trousers and poncho have kept me very dry. Happy days!

It was another long hard slog today as we walked most of the day along the N-120. We had two different routes to choose from I chose the shorter option by an hour. The other was supposed to be the scenic route. At dinner talking to other Peregrinos they did not think so.

All I can say it was wet and grey today, the weather broke as I walked into Hospital de Órbigo and was dry for the rest of the day.

My hostel was closed until 4.30 so I had an hour to kill and certainly didn’t walk around the town. Opposite there was a bar and restaurant, cerveza con limon was calling. I stood in the doorway and it was full of old Spanish men all playing cards. Not too sure if it’s a weekly thing or a competition.

I took off my wet weather gear and shoes at the door as unobtrusive as possible. I starting laughing as I wondered if they thought I might be the half time entertainment! 🤣

Fully refreshed it was time to go and check in. I’m desperate for a shower and need to practice yoga! AH! That’s much better now for food. I didn’t go far had a much better reception at the bar and restaurant, a lot of smiles and a pat on the back too.

Pilgrims dinner was lovely, protein with carbs to refuel with a couple of glasses of tinto included in the 14€ price.

It funny when I started I would go out and walk about taking in the sites and a few pictures! We’re all the same at the end of a long walk. Shower, stretch, eat then sleep ready for tomorrow.

I meant to say the walk into Hospital de Órbigo was a joy over the bridge. Mind you my feet were saying that walking over the cobblestone!

Well that’s it for today. Ooh! I have a bit of lie in tomorrow morning as I have a shorter walk, so I’m starting at 8am. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. Much appreciated my lovelies. TTFN

Buen Camino  😘 



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