This is going to be short. It’s 9 PM and I’m beat. Also, writing this by headlamp in my bunk. Left again this morning before sunrise and climbed up to Alto de Perdon where the Pilgrim statue at the top of this page is from. There are also some 40 wind turbines along the ridge providing electricity. We also passed sunflower fields, many gardens, fields of some types of grain and many stacks of hay. The vistas are breath taking. Again today, everyone passed us, we passed no one.We both feel stronger and will probably start to increase our daily mileage.We only went eight miles today but this is no walk in the park. Most of the paths are covered with large sharp rocks. It seems like they have placed them there to make it harder for the Pilgrims. My ankle/leg pain is diminishing and I don’t think I mentioned it before but about three days ago I went to sit on an embankment and thought I was closer to the ground than I was. Bruised my tailbone. Today is first day I can sit without wincing.
Peggy left this morning a little before us and we did not see her today.
Tonight we are in Puente la Reina that has a six arched romanesque bridge. Very beautiful. The albergue we are at has a pool but by the time we got here we were so tired we just took a shower, had dinner and are now in bed. Arlene, do not stay at Gite Ultreia in Saint John when you get here. A lady next to me at dinner tonight was there four days ago and woke up with massive bed bug bites.
Each day it amazes us to look back at the horizon and see how far we have come. This terrain is not easy to navigate. I thought Spain had a lot of “plains” ? We had a light mist this morning and donned our ponchos. An hour later the sun was blistering hot.
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Lynda and Dale