I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling down…(Carole King)

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Try not to laugh too hard!

We started in the rain, just a light shower, nothing too torrential. Luckily there was no mud to slide in as most of the walk was on the “soulless” senda which is a gravel path running alongside the road.

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The senda

We were looking our fashionable best. Lucky the fashion police were tucked away in their warm beds.

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We visited the magnificent 12th century Templar church of Santa Maria la Virgen Blanca which contains the tombs of nobles and royalty and has been declared a national monument.

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Santa Maria

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After a backbreaking 26.5km including another downpour, we arrived in Carrion de los Condes. We immediately ran into three people we had walked with last week. It was great to finally catch up with “our crowd”.

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Yes that cloud found us with 3km to go!

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Dennis, Fran and Elizabeth.

It has been a hard few days to push through the kilometers but well worth it when we are met with cheers and opened arms. We tried to stay in an albergue but the main one was full, so we literally stumbled across the road to a hotel that dropped its price with just a suggestion. So we have a room to ourselves, a bath and clean towels. At the end of the day we are happy and dry little pilgrims.

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To the left-our hotel. To the right- 12th C church.

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