Day 24 – hiking with headlamps before sunrise, we went up 1200′, down 3,000′ and made 16 miles of progress towards our goal in 7.5 hours.
We reached the highest peak on the Camino where the Cruz de Ferro was. In current times people leave a stone with special meaning – either brought from home or picked up along the way.
We posted a photo (below) that shows our day’s hike (excuse all the scribble on the paper).
Fortunately the Pueblo we ended up in is another picture perfect Spanish town on a Sunday afternoon.
Paige had a steak dinner with Roquefort cheese and enjoyed every bite. The waitress gifted us 2 local liquors. Espresso, cigar and off to bed.
Day 25 – 14.30 miles
Last night we both felt the repercussions from the steep descent. Thank goodness for Ibuprofen.
We are back in the wine country. Red peppers are ripe for the picking. At 9:30 this morning a lady was out by her garden roasting peppers on a campfire.
The pan (bread) delivery lady was dropping off loaves of bread like mail. She cussed out a man for not coming to her truck fast enough and left a loaf for the person who was not home.
8 days left!!! Whoopie!!!