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Today, was the longest stage - 33K which is about 20 miles. It began with a very beautiful early morning flat section through cute villages and fields. I stopped for water at one of the Pilgrim Fountains and then the ascent began. It wasn't as bad a a Canda but it was steady..and long. Some of the trail was very rocky but it was dry so it didn't feel dangerous. At the top of the mountain, the village of Alberqueria has one of the ...
... quite far before I found it but I was confident that even though thee was no ATM that they would be able to give me cash if I went inside. NOT SO MUCH. So, after much back and forth and phone calls, the realized at Juan at the butcher shop next door had a Smart adapter for his iPhone. He fetched me, ran my MasterCard through his phone and for 3€ Commision i now have 100€. I was a miracle...thank you Apple and thank ...
... the view was spectacular. The hardest part was a vertical, rocky descent into Campobecerras. When I stopped for lunch, I met the couple from Holland. They had found a cute Rural hotel for 10 euros. I just didn't think that I had another 15K especially since it was already after 2pm. I have my own room but I can't seem to find the heater. I did see some extra blankets in the ...
Today, we have a Canda so aim just enjoying a cup of coffee then off on the Camino. It is shorter overall today but I think the the climb is steeper. Later: Boy was I right. It was so hard to go up a Canda. It was a trail through stream nod rocks with very vertical jaunts up the rocks. It was only 6k but I was totally bonked at the top with 19K to go. At the halfway point, I met up again ...
.....really Julie I will......!! Check me out I'm on a campsite way up in the mountains having been bathing in two different sets of thermal waters (an old Roman site and then a river which had thermal currents).....then I splashed about like a fool clambering up a mountain stream.....then I walked up a mountain and then I became very tired and that's why this is all your getting.
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