No photos today.
Day began in the same bar where I had dinner last night. Cafe con leche, potato omelet and water. Good. Most of the walk today was through forests, cutting through 2 villages. Lovely. But – more ascents followed by a very steep, rocky descent made worse by being at the end of the day.
At one point I sat down on a mossy rock for a pep talk and deep breathing. I think my guardian angel helped me today. Thanks, Theresa!
It was truly one foot in front of the other for more than two miles. Dragged into the town to be confronted by “completo” in the first two albergues Olga and I stopped at. A lovely Canadian woman and her husband led us another block to a great place where we each got a bottom bunk -a very important consideration when one’s feet are as torn up as mine!
A lovely hot shower made me feel human again. Got some laughs from a couple of Irish guys in our room. Now waiting for dinner to open for another pilgrim’s menu. Hoping for garlic soup again.
Zubiri sightseeing will wait to the morning. Then it’s on to Pamplona, either by foot or bus, depending on whether or not the bad blister heals enough.
I appreciate the strength you are sending me. I think it helps.