I left from Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun. It was a shorter day today. Very relaxed because I ended up walking with someone who walked at the same pace as me and who likes to stop for coffee as much as I do. Makes the day go a lot faster especially when it is a long stretch with not much change in scenery. The road was long and straight with little shade from the hot sun.
It always amazes me that I seem to run into the same people at many of the alberges even though I sometimes think they may have gone far ahead of me or that I have left them behind. You meet people from every walk of life, every economic background, all sorts of different countries and walking styles, and preferences for accomodations.
When we got to Sahagun many people were enjoying drinks and pinchos in the Square.
There was a French fellow who has been traveling by bike with his dog and his guitar and he was playing some amazing music. There were kids running everywhere and it seemed to be the hub of activity for the village. It is definitely a much more relaxed and enjoyable way of life.
The alberge was very nice. Lots of room, clean and not too many people staying here.
There is a curfew at all of them, lights go out at 22:00 and the doors are locked. Last night someone missed curfew and ended up having to find an alternative place to stay. Although what ever happens on the Camino, there is either a lesson or something better in it for you however it may not seem so at the time.