Day 27 – 15.34 miles. Physically demanding day. We climbed virtually straight up. Nothing compared to the first day climbing the Pyrenees when we were fresh and full of anticipation – however, the accumulation of miles on our bodies were hard felt.
One pueblo rented horses to help with the steep incline. Some Pilgrims opted for taxis (we still find this form of walking comical). – even the cyclist had their bikes delivered to the top of the hill.
Quaint pueblos, rocky trails through heavily forested land ridden with horse poop (trying to breath shallow only resulting in having to gasp for air), rolling hills lush with ferns, grass and grapes.
The fog rolled in late morning – fast and cold – visibility diminished but made for a perfect walking temperature.
Farmers were tending their sheep in the countryside and cows in town.
Our lungs got a good workout.
Day 28 – 24.15 miles – 10.25 hours!
It might have been one of the most picturesque days (we are now in Galicia) second to scaling the Pyrenees.
Started out in the fog but cleared within a couple of hours.
When you think pueblos couldn’t get more they do! Late yesterday and today each tiny hamlet had a couple of stone houses and dairy cows – barns attached to the house – air heavy with cow dung.
Rolling hills, tree lined paths and trout filled streams filled our day.
Only 5 more days!!!