I’m sitting in a funky and famous albergue in a small village. While I write this two older famous German TV stars are filming in the “secret garden.” One of the stars saw me earlier in another village and said “Are you from Seattle?” I said yes. He said “I heard about the girl from Seattle walking the Camino.” I told him that I walk most of the day in my trail shoes but switch to flip flops to make my feet happy.
Today was one of the days where you learn why people skip the Meseta. It was beautiful in its own way, but the distance between villages is so much farther and much of it is flat farm fields. If we were here a month later I suspect the flowers wouldn’t be blooming and the fields would all be yellow. Those red poppies are sometimes the only thing keeping me sane on the hot days like today.
I don’t actually have a lot to report from today. Along with the film crew there are lots of familiar faces at the albergue today – those we met in the last couple days and those we haven’t seen in a few days. Tomorrow we hope to get beds in the albergue with the singing nuns.
So I’ll leave you with the photos from today…