I set the alarm for 07:00 but woke up earlier and decided to get going. Last night’s storm, even though it didn’t rain, still lingered, yet it was warmer than the two previous mornings. After leaving the city through the ancient gate and then crossing a medieval bridge, I passed through an industrial zone both active and abandoned, taking well over an hour. The Camino then alternated between paved road and sand track. As usual the morning light was magical, together with the return of the wide open vistas, all the more dramatic due to the clouds and muted lightning.
Dramatic storm passing on the way to Mass last evening.
Beautiful crucifix, reminded me of Don Camilo stories.
City gate, Arevalo, last night, quaint little town.
Looking back, leaving this morning.
The way today
After the industrial zone the way for a few hours.
Track or paved
Either track or paved all the way, quiet and cool.
8 down and 10 to go.
Change in temp, didn’t un-layer after breakfast, too cool.
Perhaps last night’s storm moving on.
Outside there's a statue waiting.
Outside where I am staying this afternoon, a Carmelite Monastery, John of the Cross and Teresa. Simple albergue. Good to see the Church/monasteries involved.
Carmelite friers Monastery where I am staying this evening.
Visited the Castle
Looking out from within.