Day 17 - Hontanas to Itero de La Vega

Date: May 13, 2018

Location: From: Hontanas To: Itero de La Vega

Mileage: 20.2 Km/ 12.6 Mi..

Weather: pretty weather but still cold and windy.

Temperature: Mid 30’s in the morning and in the 40’s in the afternoon

Lodging and Cost: Puente Fitero 8

Highlights: Not many! This section is rather boring It is on the Meseta, and a fair amount of climbing along the way. There ate views in the distance, but that’s about it.

Summary of the Day: 

Woke up or should I say was awakened at 4:45 by the Southern Korean couple across from me, and when I say across from me I mean about 6’ away. First thing they did was turn on all of the light and start to pack. It took them an hour to get all packed up. Finally they left, but failed to turn off the lights. We turned off the lights and stayed in bed. Not 5 minutes went by before they were back. They turned the lights on and started flipping their mattresses over, then left again, also leaving the lights on. By this time everybody was up and starting to pack, when here they come again. This time with the lady who owns or runs the Albergue. These people were accusing someone of stealing their cell phone. There was no proof or even a good suspect. We all just kept packing and got out of there. It was freezing cold and there was heavy frost on the grass and the wind was blowing hard. Even with a glove liner I was bitterly cold. I hadn’t walked too far before I caught up with Noel, from Ireland. I had met him back Espinosa. A real likable fellow. We walked together the rest of the day. It wasn’t too terribly long before we came to a bar, and stopped to get a cup of coffee and to warm up. I was so cold that I was afraid that I was going to drop the cup of coffee getting from the counter to my table. I had noticed a couple of days eariler that I was having a stomach ache, and it wasn’t good. I did carry on but it was getting worse as the day went on. I started to wonder if I had gotten into some bad  water or bad food. It was bad enough that that  I couldn’t eat even though I tried. I’m hoping that tomorrow would be better.  I  wa freezing cold. All during the night. Hopefully tomorrow it will be different.

This was not one of my better Camino days, hopefully I will have a Buen Camino

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