Well , sort of , a few things to find out first, like accommodation in two nights time and how to get a bus for some of the 36 ks tomorrow.

Had an OK breakfast at the hotel and managed to filch a roll and boiled egg for lunch. There was a small market on in the square so bought some fruit , had to have a NZ gala apple. The vegies look great but never see them on menus only the ubiquitous iceberg salad….

Visited the Tourist Information Centre and  discovered there is a fab wee guide book called’Route to Santiago, The Madrid Route, a practical guide for pilgrims’ put out by turistico  Castillo Y Leon in 2010. David, your friends should try and get it. Would have made my life easier .

This guide gave the distance from Valsain to Segovia as 17 which is about what I thought, not 13!!!Those extra ks are killers…..

There may be a bus.  but nobody is really sure so shall go down the hill and around the aqueduct to the bus station  BUT tomorrow. About to be a serious thunderstorm  so staying put in my wee room.

Ate my lunch then had a siesta.

Visited the Cathedral to get my stamp, do not think the woman does many as she made a real mess of it.

Out of here tomorrow, quite a haphazard city all over the place but charming of course , a world heritage site and heaving with tourists, lotsa Chinese and school groups.

Selling and buying vegie seedlings  is a serious thing. My room is the balcony on the left.