Goofing off to do blister care.
First I had to take care of my blister. Sorry I didn’t keep a good photographic record, but here it is before the sock and shoe went on.
It was an absolutely perfect morning to be walking – sunny and cool, with a good dirt path.
By the afternoon, the day was warm and the path deteriorated as it went uphill. It got a lot worse than the photo below, and every step required attention.
Finally I stopped in Foncebadon, which is conveniently placed for the final ascent (most of it was done today) and then some serious descent (1000 m) into Molinaseca.
I’ve discovered 2 more blisters.
Maybe I can KEEP them small. Due to popular demand (1 person asked), I will describe my blister treatment philosophy. Under normal non-camino circumstances, I would not drain, but that doesn’t work when you walk 20 km each day – the blister simply grows with the pressure. So I poke them with a thickish needle, apply pressure to drain, splash on liberal lashings of iodine, smear on antibiotic ointment, apply light covering for the night, and then engineer complex padding and protective structures for the day of walking. Any questions?