... by train.
Time to move on today! No buses running, so Plan B by train; Caceres, I discovered, is on the main line to Madrid and the first stop is Canaveral where I wanted to go. After half an hour, the train pulled in to Canaveral Station- real back of beyond place, houses in ruin and 2 kms from the actual town itself.
The Albergue here comes highly recommended in all the guides as being one of the best on the Via de la Plata, everything brand new and clean, lovely bathrooms, duvets on the beds and a superb pilgrims' menu. I had lunch with 3 German women that I'd met before. Two of them had been round Australia and remembered Indiana Tea House at Cottesloe. Our lunch was excellent: mixed salad, beef cheeks in sauce, strawberries and cream and a bottle of vino tinto. Time for a siesta now!
Venison chorizo: I bought one for tomorrow.
View from my window: train line running past.
Later, I took a few photos around town: