We thought we had a grand plan for today, until we woke up! The plan was to send our packs, by taxi (at €37), to Palau d'Anglesola, and for us to walk pack free, or rather with just our small day packs. How things change! We awoke to thunder, lightening, and heavy rain! We weren't worried about the latter, but the former did bother us, especially as the forecast was a yellow warning for thunderstorms till late in the day. None of us had any desire to be out in that weather, as the path was quite exposed.
We decided to skip to plan B, that is, find a bar and have a coffee. While in the throes of plan B we opted to go straight to plan C - catch a bus to Palau d'Anglesola, where we had booked our accommodation for the night. We caught the little hop on / hop off train that still had some time left on the ticket, and arriving near the bus station early, were forced to adjourn to a cafe for another coffee and cake!
The Little hop on / hop off train.
A former hospital in Lleida, next to where the train departs.
A street in El Palau d'Anglesola.......
.....and the residents on the bell tower.
The stork's nest can be seen above the bells on the right.
Lleida is a largish town, somewhat more decrepit than Zaragoza, though in the centre of town things were a bit more sparkling. It had a new and an old Cathedral, along with a castle. We bought a ticket for the little tourist train and spent a good hour tootling around the city. There seemed a large number of young men who lingered on street corners - one has to wonder why!!
The Old Cathedral in Lleida...
and the view.
St Jaume (St James) is very revered in Lleida. Though this is not the common image of him, this is the one paraded through the streets on St James eve, 24th July.
Our hop on / hop off train on tour at the castle.