May 29, 2011 Itero de la Vega to Villalcazar de Sirga

On the road to Villalcazar de Sirga

Last night’s stay was extraordinary. This is where I would return to be a hospitalero. I enjoyed David and the other hospitaleros and clearly they had had a good time too in their volunteer week. I was sad to leave the albergue in the morning, but it was a beautiful day.

Left alone, but soon joined Cloud, Tom and Alish. Had long, childlike discussions about favorite movies, etc. Left them just before Boadillo then was rejoined by them at Fromista. Church at Fromista once again closed so could not see inside. From outside it is a treasure.

Left Fromista alone and stayed that way through the end to Villalcazar de Sirga. Took the send route next to the road, so no real joy in it, except that I was eating up miles. Arrived at Villalcazar about 16:40 and immediately saw Sebastian! Joyful reunion and we began catching up as I unpacked my things at my bunk. Agreed to meet for dinner at 18:00. Showered and entered journal notes. Had Menu del Peregrino at restaurant, then a leg massage by German Nick, with whom I’d walked out of Boadilla. Very comfy and relaxing. He’s a rough/tough guy, but that made the massage all the better. Sebastian doesn’t like Nick much, but each on his own is a fun companion.

Would learn later that these two Germans were Bea (in the sculpture) and Catia (taking photo)

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