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
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
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
Monastery Santa Clara
Single room with en suite
Pilgrims enjoying the sun at Santa Clara