20.10.2013 - 20.10.2013 18 °C
A walk of 31 kilometers was finally completed in around 6 hours. We knew the mountainous area was coming, and certainly it was a trial today, the last five kilometers were really steep and drained the last of our energy.
The way was among the trees of several forests with the beautiful autumn colors that have become visible most of the recent days. There is a beautiful style to the towns in this area. In the first two weeks most of the towns had white walls and flowers in the windows, and last week the few towns on the way had yellow, cream and brown walls, but today there were many places which were really small, only one street towns, but even more gorgeous, with most of the buildings having walls made of stones.
Our albergue was in the middle of nowhere, in a town with a population of 6 people, ha ha ha. It is a beautiful place in the mountains with an unforgettable view. The albergue was gorgeous, with Miguel as a hospitalero, and when we arrived he was picking up mushrooms, and he gave me two for my lunch – they were magic mushrooms which made me happy for the rest of the day (this is not true, ha ha ha), they were really yummy. After my shower and lunch I headed out to find more mushrooms for Miguel and found a special one, he said the one that I found was one of the most delicious mushrooms there are and there are not many of them, lucky me.
In this albergue we all cook together and we had fun making dinner.I It was absolutely hilarious to listen to the people with their stories about the Way, everybody talking about their blisters and pains. Somebody said “No pain no glory”, and now I understand why my feet were a little naughty at the beginning. It was a really good night with great pilgrims.
We had the good luck to meet a father and his son, Saturdino and Oscar, the poor son had suffered so much on the first day of his Way seeing how his feet looked, and he had to abandon his boots the first day and buy a new pair. They were really nice people, and were really concerned for me, as my backpack looks really big, but it is not too heavy. They brought me half of their lunch they got at a local café/restaurant to give me energy, such cute people.