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... sandals as after this village it is ALL bitumen to tonight's digs. This is soo working! Brain **** with good outcome! Yay!
Had what we believe will be our last coffee with Heinrich and Markus in the sun by the fountain in Aldeaneuva. They are plodding 30/40kms a day as Markus has to leave Santiago by May 9. Loved their company.
Yes, the bitumen is still tough and because we left late it got a little warm. While only 20 degrees when ...
... lush green pastures, cows, a handful of dogs, sandy track, the sounds of crickets and insects, the sun on our shoulder, cork trees and for the first time I saw the acorns from the cork trees - means the pigs and cattle haven't been through there. This goes on for about 15kms - total heaven.
Finally hit the bitumen road, so while it is still beautiful we now know we are getting closer to the Caparra Arch and the magical Roman digs. Running, almost literally, between stone ...
... for 2000 lifetime floors, but.....we have to climb another 2000 floors before we get acknowledgement again! That's hard work!
We finally wander down stone walled lanes - consider a sun bake - glad we didn't as shortly after farmers were driving the cattle up the paddocks - then a dirt road which leads to the village we will have lunch at. Can see a stunning aqueduct in the distance that's still in place. Awesome! Digs tonight is another 8km down the road and ...
... buddy had a light bulb moment as he is travelling via Google maps in the back seat with us. Where the Camino crosses or is near the main roads, there is always a marker much like our 'hikers crossing' signs at home. Aha! They are easy to spot. And at last one comes into view on that long dark windy road. Car pulls over, confuses the car behind who flashes lights, driver looks at us like we're crazy and out we get.
Now we are walking on the wrong side of ...
... the town would be high on a hill, but no - it was in a valley.
We saw signs for a Carrefour and after negotiating about 5 roundabouts each with a raised crossing(awful in a MH) at the entrance and exit, we saw the supermarket up on a hill.
When we got nearer we realised that the main ...