Rain for 12.5 miles yesterday left us exhausted. Sunshine for 11 today, and we invigorated .... Well, maybe more like... feel pleasantly tired.
The trail gave is several vistas and panoramas today. But it was more a day when little things caught our attention.
We were coming down a steep incline, strategically using our walking poles, our muscles and toes taking note, when around the bend came a woman more than a bit older than us briskly walking up the hill carrying her groceries. She wasn't even breathing hard and greeted us with a "Buen Camino".
Then we had to wait for a bread delivery truck that stalled trying take the sharp turn the woman had just rounded, so we knew it wasn't just is who thought it was steep. The truck was on our side.
Within a block, another little macadam road joined ours from the left. A young farmer on a small tractor waited for us to pass.
Perhaps because it is Saturday, lots of folks were working the fields. I suspect most of these are family farms or kitchen gardens. We saw many little tractors and lots of couples working.
We stopped walking about 1:00, showered, washed and hang out the clothes. We are at a casa rural over looking an inlet of the Atlantic. It is a simple place and feels much nicer than last night's shabby hotel, which actually...I must admit... served us adequately.
In fact, we had one of our best dinners last night. Near the hotel was a small bar that made a great plate of calamari and veggies for us. So, all in all, yesterday wasn't as bad as it seemed.
Today was better!