The weather was sunny and comfortable today and the sights were delightful. However, as it was the fourth straight day of walking long distances, getting to our final destination was tough. We covered 29 kilometers, more than 40,000 steps. It was very hard to walk that far!
I also discovered that one of my toes has a double toenail. This is quite painful so I plan to walk in my sandals the last two days of the Camino. Even though I am not enjoying my walks like the first two days, I am still seeing some amazing sights. Here are the highlights of my walk today in Galicia.
According to the the stone markers, we have just under 50 kilometers to walk to our final destination. Supposedly we have a 3.5 hour walk ahead of us tomorrow and a 4.5 hour walk Friday into Santiago.
I don’t put much stock in these estimates, however, as it took us from 9:30 to 5:30 to get to our hotel today! I was walking like an old granny and everyone was passing me saying the expected greeting of “Buen Camino” while I sometimes simply grunted in reply. That was the sorry state of affairs. But at least the scenery was delightful.
I bought a walking stick this morning in Pontevedra and it prevented me from falling down when I neared our destination this evening. I was thankful for this small blessing as I don’t relish falling and getting hurt. I broke my femur in two places last year in Spain so I am not looking for a repeat performance. Here’s hoping for a buen Camino tomorrow!