Day 25 Reliegos to Leon

It was a rather sleepless night in Reliegos. A dance/rave party set up one street away, and it pumped out its loud music all night. And I mean all night, it was still going at 7.15am when we walked past it in the dark before dawn. For people that had spent all day walking, and needed a good nights sleep, it was less than considerate.

It was the darkest ever we have started our day, with many pilgrims using headlight torches to see.

We knew we had only 24km to walk, and that we were walking to a nice hotel room we had already booked in Leon. We got breakfast in a bar in Mansilla de las Mulas, which we would not have even seen if it wasn’t by chance seeing someone walking away from it with a bag of bread. It looked dark, and closed, but on closer inspection it was open and busy. Spanish retailing for you again, lots of pilgrims would have walked 100 metres away on the camino, and never known anything was open in town.

We got back on the road following the N-120 road, which we have been following or crossing for many days. Later in the morning we found an irrigation channel flowing with nice cold water – too good an opportunity to soak our feet.

We found a shelter at Arcahueja with a water fountain, and had lunch. We crossed a busy road that had previously been a dangerous crossing for pilgrims, that now had a nice new bridge.

We made it into central Leon, at an early 3:30pm.

Where we are on the Camino - at Leon

Spanish dance/rave party still going at 7:20am (still dark). There seems to be no noise enviroment laws in Spain!

Greg soaking his feet in the cold water of the irrigation channel

A Pilgrim statue in Mansilla de las Mulas

A new bridge for pilgrims, replacing a previously dangerous road crossing out of Leon

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4 Responses to Day 25 Reliegos to Leon

  1. Christ'l says:

    And now: a day off, sleep well!!!

  2. ron spurgin says:

    Hello from the state of The State of the Sturts Desert Pea Your doing well need a good hand cart to pull your gear like the Brazillians Ladies Quote Life is but a journey its how you do it that counts

  3. Jan says:

    Hey Judy and Greg,

    Have a nice rest and enjoy the second part of the pilgrimage. We support you mentally…
    I finally uploaded all the pics on
    All our best wishes,
    Jan (and Christ’l)

    • Judy says:

      Hey Jan and Christ’l,
      Fantastic photos, well done! I keep forgetting to tell you that we have met 2 more groups of pilgrims who stayed at the same auberge at Cardenuela as you did, and both groups were amazed at how grumpy the hospitallero was!