Castildelgado to Villafranca Montes de Oca - 22.0 km

May 16
Lat: 42.395833 Lon: -3.307778

I was up at 6 a.m. and down for a quick breakfast in the restaurant before packing to leave. We finally got underway at 7:25 a.m. It was to be a long day, but not a very difficult one. Tempertures hovered in the mid-30s all day with a lot of wind so the rain jacket was a must.

When Hawk and I got to Belorado we stopped in a nice restaurant and got a cup of tea and a pastry while waiting on Christine and the girls from Canada and Germany to come in. After leaving there and with the cold, we picked up our pace a little. When we got to Villambistia we decided to have lunch at a nice bar/restaurant. After lunch the weather started to turn colder and then it started to sleet and we could see snow up on the mountain tops.

We finally got to the Hoteles, La Alpargateria Casa Rural, and checked in. Again the "pilgrims" dinner wasn't served until 7:30 p.m. This is the “norm” in Spain; dinner is usually served no earlier than 7:30 p.m. and as late as 9 p.m. By that time most pilgrims are in bed or at least heading that way.

Today was somewhat uneventful and pretty much a heads down day. The forecast for tomorrow says it is going to be even worse, but we'll see.

Buen Camino!

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