Today was a hot one

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Sun still rising

Sun still rising

Long rode ahead

Long rode ahead

A close up of another mountain

A close up of another mountain

I love our shadows, but why is mine so wide?

I love our shadows, but why is mine so wide?

Winery we past

Winery we past

Town in the distance

Town in the distance

A steeple

A steeple

Al on the road

Al on the road

Almost to the town

Almost to the town

This was in someone's garden

This was in someone’s garden

Sheep on the road

Sheep on the road

Made it to town, this is a church in back, bar tables in front

Made it to town, this is a church in back, bar tables in front

Inside church

Inside church

Liquid refreshment

Liquid refreshment

Long road ahead

Long road ahead

Al relaxing in the backyard

Al relaxing in the backyard

View from kitchen, where we stayed

View from kitchen, where we stayed

View in other direction.

View in other direction.

Winding road

Winding road

Forgot this the other day

Forgot this the other day

A canal  we past under, yesterday

A canal we past under, yesterday

Think I missed this one too

Think I missed this one too


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. 

One comment on “Today was a hot one

  1. Liz says:

    Love the photos! Love reading your updates, great to hear how much progress you all are making!

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