Day21 Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon

It was dark leaving Mansilla with no sign of wind or rain, I’m dancing! The sunrise was beautiful this morning. Although most of the walk today would be sandwiched between the N-120 and A-40 it didn’t dampen my spirit! 

I treated myself to the last hour of Tony Blackburns Sound of the 60’s, sang and danced my way to my first stop for the obligatory second breakfast. Saturday morning and the bakery come cafe was bustling with locals, most welcoming and I enjoyed great coffee and a the speciality of I think of as a baked cheesecake.

On my route I bumped into many pilgrims, especially enjoyed meeting the three Spanish ladies, I think they are or were nuns? They are always so kind and have beautiful smiles when you meet them. 

My other Peregrinos I keep bumping into are a trio of French men, they have adopted me and I’m no longer the lovely Scottish girl. I’ve been promoted to Queen Josephine! 🤣 ooh La La! 

You can see León in all its splendour from a high point, tantalisingly close. But as I’ve learned it’s not so close! We had to walk another 4K. The streets here are wide with a lot of shops, cafes and other businesses and busy with traffic. As we entered the old walls surrounding parts of Leon the streets narrowed and I enjoyed meandering towards my abode for the next couple of nights.

I’m not disappointed with my choice, Juan my host was very welcoming and funny. This place is a full floor of an old Spanish building on the corner opposite the Gaudí Museum and a stones throw from the cathedral. 

Have had a little wander! All clean, wined and fed, now off to bed! Night, night. 😴

Buen Camino 😘 



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