Leaving for Leon

The morning of 18 May was a bit rainy.

After dropping off our Santiago luggage at the post office…

We were off for Leon.

It was a rainy morning in Avila, but nice and sunny in Leon.


Class in front of the cathedral!

Onward to Avila

On 17 May we took the bus to Avila.

Avila is a small city that has one of the most complete medieval city walls in existence.  It also has Saint Teresa’s finger.

We took a tour.

Finally, we had a lovely dinner:

VT Camino 2018: Welcome to Madrid

On 16 May 2018—after a series of weather related airline delays—our Camino began.

We walked and walked…

And stopped to talk…

And learn:

But mainly we kept on walking to stay awake!

Ice cream break!

Only 9 of our 12 peregrines were with us at this point, but the rest would soon arrive.