As you can see by the graphic, we did a lot of climbing! It was beautiful scenery and not many breaks. I did not take a break until I met Vern at the top of the mountain. Vern walked with a herd of cows, not far from where the wild horses were running. There are two routes today: The mountain route, hard climb but 3 miles shorter. The second route was longer but flatter.
Yesterday’s posting included a lot of photos of Lisa and Rhonda. There is one photo of me at the end of the posting. That photo was actually taken before we started walking! The reason for the lack of photos from Vern and I was due to the fact that I was struggling and Vern was my Endurance Coach. Vern helped get me up one mountain after another, and another, four hours of uphill, almost continuous!
If there would have been a Taxi, Bus, Train, Jet Pack or Helicopter I would have been on it waving as hard as I could.
Miraculously after the second break I was able to keep walking and most of the remainder of the almost 17 miles was downhill, level and with one last climb.
To recover I decided to get a taxi to our next destination. Vern went with me and we took all the backpacks with us. I had missed the deadline last night for transport so this was the perfect solution.
A granary is a storehouse or room in a barn for threshedgrain or animal feed. Ancient or primitive granaries are most often made of pottery. Granaries are often built above the ground to keep the stored food away from mice and other animals and from floods.
A man was just about to lock the door at 8 pm and was happy to let us in and show us the church. Tomorrow the church will be closed because he wants to go fishing.
For me, a Buff is one of the most important pieces of clothing I can have on the Camino. In the heat I can soak it or pour water on it. Then I can put it around my neck, on my head or in my hat. In the cold weather I use it around my neck and can pull it up just below my eyes for added warmth. Here is a quick demonstration of how to use a Buff: https://youtu.be/IgQ62HkPs7Q (I am a happy customer, not a salesperson😀)
Today was my kind of walking day…..rain! Just enough rain to get wet but not enough to be miserable. This is the first Camino Vern and I have walked with such little rain. When researching the weather conditions in Northern Spain it was always the same forecast: unpredictable! Today smelled fresh and all the colors became more vibrant!
Last night we stayed in Cadavedo at Apartamentos el Oligo. In my opinion, we had a long and hard day of walking. The Apartment was perfect for the four of us. We were able to cook in the kitchen and there was a washing machine! After many days of hand washing it was time for a good machine washing. Our Hosts made sure we had everything we needed…..even a Translator…thanks Sofía for enjoyable conversation all around!
As I was looking through the photos that were taken today I saw something that interested me. While walking Lisa had taken a photo of a Camino Way Marker with a snail on it. Some time later Vern took the same photo!
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Wow, we need a day off! A good opportunity to take care of any shopping, banking, washing clothes, etc. We have noticed that we are not sometimes joined in elevators. May be time to properly wash our clothes😀 Villaviciosa is a good town to spend a day in. We get on the Camino tomorrow.