Camino Frances | Day 20
Reliegos to León, 24.46 km
First one out of the albergue and I hopped back on the treadmill.
Gotta love the sun rises in the countryside. My rock stacking skills are getting, nowhere. The Camino merges with the Calzada Romana in the town of Mansilla de las Mulas.
I struggled to find an open bakery, but in the end, El Camino always provides.
The leg to Villamores pushed us on the shoulder of a busy road with very little wiggle room to maneuver. Vending machines are becoming a frequent recurrence, but I went instead for a freshly squeezed orange juice at a bar in Villarente by a spectacular roman bridge.
Found a treasure trope of inspirational quotes before stumbling into the albergue in Arcahuejas. It was 10:30 in the morning and I decided to push on to León two hours away.
A soda helped fight the mid-day heat in the doorsteps of León. I got a bottom bed, took a shower, and did the laundry. A Hospitalero offered a local remedy consisting of salt, vinegar, and water.
The restaurant next door had an excellent selection of cold cuts, a Tinto, and a cappuccino did the trick. Once my clothes dried up, I hit the streets of León, or maybe they beat me because the chaos of the busy streets overwhelmed my senses.
The plains of la Meseta are now behind me. Up ahead is Galicia.
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