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Day 17 Friday 2nd May 2014

Boadilla del Camino to Carrión de los Condes

25 km - 6.5 hours

 

Leaving En El albergue early morning

The sleeping quarters are in a converted barn

 

 

A new albergue in Boadilla, "Albergue Titus"

A misty morning as I head towards the canal

Canal de Castilla

 

 

Irrigation system

The locks at Frómista

 

The Romanesque church at Frómista
(More detailed notes on next page)

Bridge over the river Ucieza. The traditional Camino route goes over this bridge and along the
road to Villalcazar de Sirga and Carrion de los Condes. However, there is a much nicer
alternative route to the right through Villovieco and along the river.

 

Alternative route through Villovieco

Irrigation system

Villovieco

The path goes over the River Ucieza to the south-west

A much nicer route, with the shade from the trees and the cool breeze from the river

To the left you can see pilgrims making slow progress up the road towards Villarmentero de Campos

Eventually you come to a bridge with a lane leading off to the left to Villarmentero de Campos.
It is tempting to turn left.... but don't.... keep straight along the river to Villalcázar.

Don't be tempted to take the lane towards Villarmentero de Campos and the main road!

Keep straight on!

Birds you may see along the river

This is especially for Dianne...... this is what a cukoo looks like!

The river is alive with frogs croaking and birds tweeting

 

 

Looking back along the path

Turn left along the road to Villalcázar at the Ermita de la Virgen del Rio hermitage

Ermita de la Virgen del Rio

 

Approaching Villalcázar de Sirga

 

Las Cantigas cafe in Villalcázar de Sirga, a welcome resting place

 

 

Leaving Villalcázar along the road towards Carrion de los Condes

 

 

Plenty of accommodation in Carrion de los Condes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation Notes

 

 

 

 

Monastery Santa Clara

Single room with en suite

 

Pilgrims enjoying the sun at Santa Clara