Days 27 & 28 – scaled the last mountain

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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!!!

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8 thoughts on “Days 27 & 28 – scaled the last mountain

  1. mm9249

    Even your words sound tired. What a wonderful thing you both have done and you are almost HOME!
    Love the pictures of Bill in the fog.
    love mom

  2. Kim Chapman

    What an unbelieveable trip you have had. I am tired just reading all the miles you have put on your legs and feet each day. I feel like a wimp!!!! Paige the pictures you have taken are so beautiful and what an incredible memory photo book you both will have. Love and miss you both. Hope to see you soon.
    Love Kim

    1. Bill and Paige Post author

      Ha! It was Bill’s idea to do the walk! I am one if those who drive around the grocery store parking lot waiting for a opening right in front so I don’t have to walk.

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