Early morning departure after being woken early in the common room. Descent out of Castrojeriz then fairly steep ascent onto the mesata. Bitter wind and had fully regalia on for most of day into Fromista. After Itero de la Vega another, slower climb to the Tierra de Campos, and then steep descent before a relatively flat walk into Boadilla del Camino. Picked up beanie on way in - turned out it belonged to Nik, one of the young women from Cairns.
Long flat walk along the Canal de Castilla. Close to Fromista, Orla and some of the other young ones began catching up at the end of the canal stage. She was able to recover some credibility for the Irish!
GOM. Only partially domesticated. Married to Elaine. Separately they have five kids, all now adults - or at least maintaining the pretence. Doug hopes to tread lightly on at least a little bit of every continent, and only has one left to visit. Elaine wants to shop in every major shopping centre in the world, and is still well short of the mark.
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