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Friday 23rd May 2008 - 10:26am
Mansilla De Las Mulas in map square [C2]
by Susan
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Yawn! So we´re in Mansilla De Las Mulas very early. We "kicked *rse" this morning as Zoe put it! Got up super early (probly woke the whole hostel up so we had to get out quick!) and walked here by 11am!!!! We were thinking of going on but we´re a bit knackered and Zoe´s feet hurt so we´ve stopped.

Still apparently it is important that I mention how cool Zoe is looking, also she is doing much better and seems much less ill, and did I mention she was looking very cool?

So this place means hand/saddle of the mules and apparently it used to be a mule market or something. It´s supposed to be very nice but I can´t say I´ve been too thrilled so far... mind I´ve only walked to the albergue and now I´m sitting in the smoky bar next door waiting for a bed....

After being quite sunny for a while today has turned rainy and cloudy and we´re all walking around in our very cool ponchos looking like giant walking tents. Was quite interesting walking this morning as there was absolutely nothing for the first 13km just us and a rainy road and the odd other poncho-ed pilgrim in the distance and nothing on the horizon! Kinda eerie but exhilarating...
Reminded me of that bit in lord of the rings with all the dead people in pools...

Anyhow did I mention how cool Zoe was looking? Oh yes.

So with any luck we´ll be in Leon tommorow - how exciting! (unless you´re Zoe who doesn´t like buildings...) It´ll be a bit of a shock after all this walking through meseta... still I hear there´s a Gaudi Palace and there´s probably a cathedral.. .Hope I get to see them... Ooooo!

:) sleepy suz.... time for a siesta....!!!!!!!!!







Comment Added: Friday 23rd May 2008 - 10:38am
"RAINY
- well you are getting nearer Galicia . . ."
by Mum

Comment Added: Friday 23rd May 2008 - 3:04pm
"Well done! You seem to be really trekking now! And there certainly seems to be a lot of Web cafes..."
by Keith

Comment Added: Friday 23rd May 2008 - 3:43pm
"There are some recommendations for cheap hotels in Leon if you fancy a rest day there:

http://www.pilgrimage-to-santiago.com/board/el-camino-frances/topic4035.html

Also, shall I put in a link to your blog for Rabe on the 'Hospitalera from Hell' topic? Or do you want to?

http://www.pilgrimage-to-santiago.com/board/el-camino-frances/topic4052.html"
by Mum

Comment Added: Friday 23rd May 2008 - 6:21pm
"Hope you've got photos of your "cool" companion . ."
by Mum

Comment Added: Sunday 25th May 2008 - 1:22pm
"LOTS of photos!

And link if you like... as long as she doesn´t come after me!!! I did notice she wrote down our home addresses off our pilgrim passports..... eek!"
by susan


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