It is our 6th day walking, we broke yesterday’s record and walked over 29km, yup that was 29km. We started out too early, it’s was dark and we almost lost our way a few times. We walked right past the Fountain Devino. A monastery supplies wine to the fountain. So you just put your bottle under the tap and instead of water, you get wine. We missed it!! We were both looking forward to that. We made up for it later at a break and got a pitcher of sangria. What so amazes us is that you see something in the distance, then it gets closer and closer and then your right up close. We walked past a major winery, we think it was anyway. There were clues, it looked like a fort but they had kegs everywhere and it was surrounded by grape fields.
The views are just amazing with always something to look at, when not staring at your feet.
We past a Shepard today also, he had 5 dogs with him and the way he worked them was incredible. 2 dogs in front who ran around the flock in opposite directions. Then a lead dog, just walking in front and a big dog that just walked in the middle of the whole thing. The guy was yelling at the dogs when ever the sheep started spreading out. The last dog just kept watch on his own and when one sheep was lagging he herded it back to the bunch.
We past through a pretty big town today, it had a big church which was all gilded on the inside.
The road seemed kind of endless today, I think we are starting to hit the flat land, we still had hills but not too high and not too many.
We had thought about staying in the big town, but again it was so early, so we trudged on. We thought the next town was only 3 or 4 km according to our map, turned out to be over 6. Then again all the places were full. We were waiting at the last albergue in town when one group of 3 said they would just stay in the same room and we could then have theirs.. The only alternative was
To walk another 8km. Thank you all again for keeping us in your prayers.
The place we stayed at was a private hostel, it was fantastic! We had our own room, it had a washer we could use, which meant we didn’t have to stand over the sink and do it all ourselves. And a dryer. we have been pinning our wet stuff to our backpacks and letting the sun do the rest. The women who ran it made us all dinner, and the house was like a museum. Paintings and artwork all over the walls. There was a patio with olive and fruit trees. No lights out tonight but we are tired, its 8:30 pm.