A week already

One week today, wow it seems unreal really. Our we tired, yes, hurting, yes, but still determined. It is all so different then anything I have ever experienced before. When we leave in the morning, everything is closed. It’s weird there is pilgrim time, which we have to keep and then Spain time. We have to be in by 8pm, and lights out by 10pm. Then the next day, they turn the lights on at 6am, and want you out the door by 7. If there is something going on in the town we happen to be in, like there was a wedding we walked thru, there will be fireworks and music, and they don’t even get going until late. Stores won’t be open either, no cafe lechee! Rosa, the wonder women from the fantastic place we stayed at last night, left out things for us for breakfast, it was the best place. 
Anyway, another early start, it is great watching the sun rise, but I am not a fan of walking in the dark. We left Rosa’s with another guest, Mark. We walked with him on and off all day. A really nice man whom Al enjoyed talking with. 
The scenery was beautiful as usual, more windmills and a few big cites. One smaller than the other. The first town, Viana was having a festival, we think bull running. There were stalls up and they were putting protective coverings over the windows. We could also see some guys dressed all in white with red sashes around their waists. Clues. The town was picturesque, and most of the towns have really nice churches you can go and sit in. This one did not want us to snap any pics but the Father of church came and introduced himself to us as we sat outside eating a snack. Then someone else came by and gave us some bananas. Maybe we looked a little beat up, I don’t know.
Once we left that town we could see this mammoth town in the distance, Logrono, which has a population of 145000. It took us forever walking thru there. It wasn’t easy either, we got off the path once and had to back track. There are yellow arrows and way markers they put on the sidewalks, but there’s people all over the place and you have to be constantly looking for the next one.
We were pretty tired at this point, after we left Logrona we had already walked 22 km so far. Then we had a small mountain, 540 meters. And it seemed like endless walking. I was at the end of my endurance when we Findlay reached the next town, another 12 k away. We walked 34 km today, a new record, I told Al no more record breaking. We plan an easier day for tomorrow..
Until then, 
Be well.

Sun not up yet

Sun not up yet

Mountain ahead

Mountain ahead

There's the sun,

There’s the sun,

Al and Mark

Al and Mark

More wind mills, Spain is very green minded

More wind mills, Spain is very green minded

Al and Mark, they got ahead of me somehow

Al and Mark, they got ahead of me somehow

Long road ahead

Long road ahead

City in the distance

City in the distance

In the town

In the town

Ruins in the town

Ruins in the town

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