April 26th, 2018 – Torres del Rio to Logrono, Spain. Camino de Santiago.
How I manage to get up and do this every day has to be part of the Camino magic. After yesterday’s walk, I thought I was done, but a good night’s sleep restores the soul.
I walked further today than I have before: 27.7 km. But my wander count also included finding a shop to fix my phone, finding food to eat and finding a pharmacy. I still count those. It’s still walking! And those places were a hike in their own right!
I left Torres del Rio early, at 6.30 am. It was pre-dawn. I did not want to walk in the heat again. In fact, it was cloudy and quite chilly. Yahoo! That equates to a good day for walking!! Especially with my backpack sent on ahead again.
I struggled with this aspect of the Camino, quite a lot actually, especially at the beginning. Sending my backpack forward was not part of my Camino plan, but I found that when I did do it, I could enjoy the Camino Wander so much more. It isn’t a chore anymore. I get, walking the Camino itself is a pilgrimage. It’s not supposed to be an easy stroll. But, for me, the challenge is the kilometers and if I can do the kilometers and not quit, I will make it to the end.
Breakfast was found on the way to Logroño, in Viana.
I made a stop in the church across the way from the restaurant afterwards. The church beaconed to me – to light a candle and to see the history still alive and well. But I am not sure why I felt pulled to it. Especially when I got a very weird vibe and a cold chill (not the kind from the cold) down my back so I was quick to leave!!
Walking into Logroño seemed to take forever but my feet were very tired and I really needed to pee!!
And now, after a delicious salad dinner and doing some feet maintenance, I’m horizontal again. I’m in a dorm room tonight all to myself (and fingers crossed it stays that way!)