Walisiske Lucy er stadig på Caminoen - trods væggelusangreb - og hun fik i aftes al den hjælp hun behøvede i Rabanal hos Confraternity of Saint James.
Jeg synes lige, at I skulle have fortsættelsen af væggelus-historien fra i går. For der er godt nyt i den forstand, at walisiske Lucy fik hjælp af de frivillige hospitaleros i Refugio Gaucelmo, der ligger lige overfor kirken, og som nabo til det lille benedektinerkloster i Rabanal. Turen fra Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias til Rabanal er på ca 32 km med en stigning til sidst. Her Lucys egen beretning:
CAMINO FRANCES HOSTEL in SANTIBANEZ DE VALDEIGLESIA DID NOT CARE! I insisted on the washing and drying, not them. Their washer and dryer were only 40degrees, therefore futile regarding bed bugs. I did not get excited or angry about it. In fact, I was more concerned for other future pilgrims than myself.
On the contrary, I could not have been met with a better, more responsible, loving, caring reception than at GAUCELMO IN RABANAL yesterday night. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
On arrival I told them about my problem as I was totally covered in bites. They kicked into action....
-They isolated me immediately.
-They gave me clean clothes to change into
-They completely emptied my backpack and put it with my boots in a sealed black bag in the sun with killer spray over night
-They washed all of my clothes and belongings with stitching
-They tumbled dried everything at 69degrees
-They made me a lovely cup of tea
-They were kind and proactive
-They gave me plastic bags to put all of my other things in
-They were responsible
-They followed the process in the hospitalero guidebook
-They took the matter very seriously
-They cared about me, other pilgrims and minimising risk in their albergue
-BRILLIANT!!! Wonderful Camino Angels💕😇
-The total opposite to CAMINO FRANCES HOSTEL in SANTIBANEZ DE VALDEIGLESIA
WHERE THERE IS CLEARLY A BED BUG PROBLEM
The irony is that the uncaring hostel cost €10, which they would not refund, and the priceless service at GAUCELMO was donativo.