Day 18 (May 27) Bocadillo del Camino to Carrion de los Condes – 16.5 miles
Today I started off alone. I was glad of that, as words may have spoiled this peaceful beauty.
As I walked down a canal side path, the music of the morning began. http://trishdeford.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/img_1056-1.movIt was almost as if the creatures were calling and responding to one another.
I soon ran into Mickey, John and Arlo at a coffee stop. We walked together for the rest of the day. Lunch was at a cafe next to a Palomare, a 19th C dovecote. The inside had been cleaned, so we went in for a look. Amazing that a farmer would build this house and the doves would just move right in.
As we walked on, I talked with John, an engineer, about his life as the child of Irish pub owners. They lived over the store and he washed a lot of glasses as a youth. He has accomplished much since then and shared his views on Brexit and the British heath system. Interesting.
After my post walk shower, laundry and foot treatment, we met in the square for a beer. Then our group of five had dinner and attended the Pilgrim’s Mass. A nun, who played guitar and sang with a sweet, clear voice, gave us paper stars and told us to “always remember to look up.”