Lisa and I got underway at 06:30 this morning. We had a nice breakfast in Azofra an hour later. We reached Cirueña 12 km later and walked right through without stopping. Soon after, a gentle mist turned into a heavy mist and we put on our rain gear. Mine consists of a Hefty trash bag with holes cut out for arms and head. Cheap, but effective, dries out quick and rolls up into a tiny package.
The skies cleared up by the time we reached Santo Domingo around noon. After checking into our hotels and resting up a bit, we celebrated Lisa’s birthday a few days early with vino and pintxos, and later some Rioja truffles. But our greatest achievement of the day was booking the last 6 hotels of our trek. Many pilgrims walk only the last 100 km of the Camino which entitles them to receive the pilgrims credential, so we wanted to get our rooms reserved early as they are already scarce.
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Love all the pictures. Happy Birthday Lisa!
Santiago Domingo… and another celebration… for the harvest…. Love the photo of the church and the “trying to bloom” sunflowers… lots of potential. Good you have your final days planned and paid for.
Are you encountering many pilgrims on the Way? Or is still rather sparse? I love hearing all the tastey goodies you are finding. How are your feet?