For anyone who is interested in getting the halfway certificate in Sahagun, it is being done at the community library (biblioteca), and not at the churches or albuerges or the information center, as we were told by too many different people.
I'm in the correct thread- in OP's post, picture #2 is a rack of beautiful espadrilles in the most amazing styles and fabrics. I could wait until i got there sometime next year and find the store and hope they ship, or OP may remember where she took the picture and I find them online, support a local business, and treat myself with a surprise until I can go. Perhaps not every pair LOL. OP- message me!
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
My wife and I left Fromista Sunday morning in the rain. And we began our hike when it was still dark. The rain was heavy but we have good rain gear: rain pants, gaiters, goretex rain jackets, backpack rain covers, gloves, AND rain poncho on top of the gore tex jacket! We kept reasonably dry. Somehow on our hike to Carrion de los Condes, we missed a flecha and were guided to the alternate route near a stream and woods. What a mess!! The entire senda was mudd that caked our boots and trekking poles. After more than an hour we found a lane that connected to the road route.
Glad we have good rain gear but lesson learned on being more attentive when alternate routes are available! Bob