State of the Camino

Charlie. We have walked 12 days, gone 88.2 miles, 7.6 miles a day. We have used our sheet sleeping bags once, had sheets the other 11 days, and had towels 10 day. Six of the places were albergues.

Amazingly we are one quarter done. We are a day ahead of our planned schedule. We will get to Ponferrada. Coincidentally we were watching a bicycle race going through Ponferrada as we were having lunch today. The last quarter will be the Camino Finisterre.

The way-slow way is working out well. Wynette’s feet are doing okay and not too stressed. We are not tired at the end of the days. We sleep until we wake up.

It has been a bit hot and humid but it is cooling off now.

We have had almost all good food and sometimes amazingly good food.

People have been friendly and helpful. The main exception, the albergue in Los Arcos, makes a great story. It was so bad it was funny.

Wynette has been doing great with her Spanish. It has been very useful. We have learned to ask for things, like salad instead of French fries.

Because we go slowly we can stop a lot and look at things and think about what we are seeing.

Taking pictures of markers has been fun and keeps a record of the day on the trail. It is fun to go through them and recall the day’s walk.

Daily Log:
Date, Day, Miles, Average, Town, Hotel
16, 0, 0, Zizur Mayor,  AC hotel 
17, 1, 8.4, 8.4, Uterga, Perdon 
18, 2, 6.5, 14.9, Puerta la Reina, Jakue 
19, 3, 9.5, 24.4, Lorca,  Bodega 
20, 4, 6.5, 30.9, Estella, Christina
21, 5, 6.6, 37.5, Monjardin, Montdeio
22, 6, 7.5, 45.0, Los Arcos, Puente 
23, 7, 5.0, 50.0, Torres del Rio, Oca
24, 8, 7.1, 57,1, Logrono, Portales
25, 9, 8.2, 65.3, Navarrette, Cantaro
26, 10, 5.4, 70.7, Ventosa, Aguadas
27, 11, 7.0, 77.7, Najera, Calle Mayor 
28, 12, 10.5, 88.2, Ciruena, Victoria