Thursday, 28th September.
Leon part 2
I'm sorry to say that the Ian/Dawes Road Palace vocabulary has
had something of an impact on my fellow pilgrims. It's more than
Barb and Noelle saying "bugger" and "bloody", they've started to
use words like "need" and "far". I think they might be taking the
piss out of me.
Speaking of which, that phrase ("taking the piss") isn't in
common usage in Canada, it would seem. So if you're ever in Canada,
you can take the piss out of people by giving them the forks.
(Just don't mention the way they say "about".)
Well now that I've mentioned it, I may as well carry on. Canadians
do not say "aboot" when they say "about", but they sure as hell
don't say "about" like the rest of the world does. It is a
monumental crack-up, and they just can't hear the difference.
So, what did we do today? We just bumbled around Leon. The
weather was atrocious. Wet. We think we may have eaten too
many pastries. (That's got nothing to do with the weather.)
There's definitely a bit of pastry overload going
on. We checked out of the hotel and in at the refugio. The bloke
at the refugio took the piss out of me (there's that phrase again)
over my passport photo. (It was taken at the end of 1996, when I
looked like I was a member of Oasis.) Checked out the Basilica of
San Isidoro, had a wander around the beautiful cathedral (much more
impressive than the one in Burgos), cruised around a bit. Refugio
got flooded during the afternoon, luckily the dormitory is on the
Sleeping with Noelle tonight. What a tart I am.