Monday, June 6, 2011
We are in Leon. 11 of us went out to dinner in Burgos and this morning we were all up early to do some sightseeing and visit the cathedral. Taxis came to cart us and our packs to the bus station. It was a long ride to Leon - 2hr45 mins but after we'd checked into our hotel (an old family hotel, a little shabby but clean and comfortable) we walked to the cathedral and had bite to eat in the square. We had a group meeting at 7pm and some then went out for supper. I sorted my pack for tomorrow and sent a few confirmation emails to our next few nights' accommodation. We'll get a bus to Astorga tomorrow and start walking from there into the Irago Mountains. The CSJ guide says that it is a long hard 50km+ from Astorga to Ponerrada - from 266m up to 1517m at the highest point on the Camino Frances. We are all rested and raring to go!