Okay, I have to start with the meaning of Carrión de los Condes, the town where he’s staying tonight….and I looked it up. Basically, “the rotting flesh of the Counts.” Some legend of El Cid and his daughters, who married some counts in this area, who then tried to rob him. Bad idea.
Glenn didn’t sleep well last night and got up at 5:00 to get started on the 15 mile walk today. Another beautiful sunrise. The beginning of the day included a diverting 3 miles along a canal…The Canal de Castilla. The path was mostly flat, smooth, and with the wind at his back. A good day. He arrived around 1 PM before the heat got bad. The clerk at the hostel gave him a nice choice of a room on the plaza or one at the back. He chose the quieter one, of course. He enjoyed an early dinner at a restaurant on the plaza with other peregrinos.
He did say that he is mindful of what amenities are on the road each day (as best he can). He’ll have six miles tomorrow before there is an option for breakfast. Sundays are a bit tricky, as he learned shops either open much later or are closed all day. So he went to the small grocer in town and picked up some OJ, apples, M&Ms to mix in with some cashews. These provide needed energy along the way.
He told me that tomorrow he will pass the half way point on this camino.
I told him to be sure and take a photo!