Walked Today: 6.1 mi / Camino2022: 161 mi
We were on our way at 6:40, before first light. Linda captured this shot as we began walking along the Canal de Castile.
The Canal de Castile was intended to transport grain from Castile to the northern port of Santander on the bay of Biscay and to other markets from there; vice versa the canal was also intended to facilitate moving products from the Spanish colonies to Castile. Construction was started in 1753 and continued until 1849 with only 207 of the planned 400 km completed when work was halted as railroads began to be built to serve northern Spain. The canal ultimately evolved into a major part of an irrigation system still in use today.
We stopped for breakfast in Formista, then continued on to Población de Campos, to complete today’s planned walk.
We arrived at a very early 9:45, but the front door was open and when we identified ourselves, Carmen told us that our room was not ready, but we were welcome to come in and use the rest room and sit in the jardin behind the building until our room was ready. A few minutes after we were settled she brought us each a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice and recognized us from our previous visits! We love this place, having stayed here in 2014 and 2017 and have been excited about returning since booking it several days ago for Camino 2022.
We got into our room about 10:15, did our chores, had a delicious lunch in the casa dining room ….
…..hung out in our room or the jardin: napping blogging and reading until lights out at 9:00 p.m.