April 21 (Easter Sunday). Day 26. 25 km. Departed 0735 hours, arrived 1328 hours.
On the way out of Leon, we passed this sculpture in front of Convento de San Marcos, St. James the pilgrim.
Today’s walk was a good one for one to chat with one’s traveling companions. Or for contemplation, for praying, for being in one’s thoughts. 90% of the walk was near busy roads, large concrete buildings.
There was a short 500 meters or so section of wooded trails, about 6km from our final destination.
Today’s walk was a non-stop except for a 14 mins rest stop. Our pace is just steady, not fast, not slow.
We were fortunate that the weather forecast was wrong (again) as there wasn’t the slightest drop of rain at all.
Don’t miss the facade of the Basilica de la Virgen del Camino before you cross the busy road as you exit Leon. Turn around and look over your left shoulder. A miracle vision had taken place that led to this Basilica.
The Virgin Mary is flanked by the 12 Apostles, each statue had special significance tied to said apostle.
No rain clouds. Note the road parallel to trail.
A murder of crows had set up nests among these trees! They were extremely loud with their cawing.
We rested in our albergue, and had a great dinner with pilgrims from Canary Islands, Italy and Brazil.
Left to right: Ciba (Brazil), Maria Angela (Italy), Bel & Ramon (Canary Islands).