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... the day is that I've passed from Asturias into Galicia, my final region. It also marks my halfway point. There was even a line in the road so I cracked open a brand new packet of Haribos to mark the moment. Arrived in an albergue in Padras - sorry Crash, I've gone 'off piste' for a second time but I wanted to see a different lot of people - the people who are always one stop ahead of us. It is like ...
... Within 15 mins I was soaked to the bone again. Marvellous. After 30 mins I came across Holly, the young Irish girl struggling in the rain. It had been her birthday yesterday (the day the mountain challenged my faith). She'd stayed somewhere else as the better place didn't accept cards and she'd been hit upon by a fat Dutchman, twice her age. She then shared a room with just him and he snored. And I thought my day hadn't been ideal! So ...
... a cake and looked forward to a gentle walk down. But round the corner it went up, and up and round another corner it went up (I can continue this for a while but I suspect you get the drift) up to 4,000 ft. The terrain turned into ankle killing loose shingle and a 45 degree climb. And then the wind started. Ferocious- so strong it picked the water of the puddles and threw it into my face. I was walking one step forward and blown one step sideways. Then, after 15k ...
... an easy one - Why Are We Here? The good news is that I cracked it in 20 mins! The purpose of life is to enjoy God's incredible creation (the earth, the people, relationships, our produce and even work) AND to help others enjoy them too. This purpose is worthwhile even if it's a bit (puff) hilly along the way. Forget evolution, that's just the process, not the purpose. I kid you not, within 1 minute of solving life's great conundrum I bumped into a lady collecting ...
... down to the sea. There are plenty of tunnels too when the looming peaks reach all the way to the shoreline.
The plan is to ride west along the coast then head off up into the mountains and spend three days wriggling through the Picos following country roads and heading in a general easterly direction.
We stop for fuel and food at a Repsol ...