My feet are just about dead. Today was nearly 30km of walking. It was a beautiful day for that kind of walk and there weren’t too many hills. I did switch to my flip flops about 2/3rds the way through to spare my feet.
We got an early start, partially because we wanted to leave early knowing it was a long day and partly because the loud snorers in our room got up at 5:30. They were just as loud awake as they were asleep.
It’s always interesting to see what the different cities and villages do to mark the Camino path. Mostly you see a yellow arrow, but in some of the cities they personalize the directions like the plaque in the ground from Navarrete.
We took the 1km side track to Ventosa and that was worth the extra walking. We were surrounded by grape fields for the different wineries most of the day. If you drink a Spanish wine, there’s a good chance I have or will be walking past the grapes for that wine.
The final stretch into Najera was long, but we ran into the father and son from the US that were in our albergue on the first night. I think we will all go to dinner together with another housemate from the first night later this evening.
I’m sitting at the cocina of my albergue and friends and I started reading the comments left by other pilgrims last year on the wall. What do I find? A comment left by MissJenn. She is my friend and sits across from me at work. 🙂