I have some blog catch-up to do! It is often hard to get to right combination of time, interest, wifi and battery charge.
I walked the day alone to Baños de Montemayor, a route I remember from last year. Weather continues to be wonderful. I start the morning wearing a merino tank top, long-sleeve synthetic t-shirt, and a long-sleeved buttoned shirt, and usually my wool buff, and light gloves. After about 30 minutes I’ve warmed up and can remove the buff and gloves without stopping. After another hour or two I need to stop and remove pack to take off the middle layer. Then I walk in the heat of the day with the merino tank to soak up sweat, and the long button shirt to protect from the sun.
I was the only pilgrim in the albergue in Baños although 2 groups of 3 Spaniards occupied two other rooms. Dinner included cauliflower as the first course. How nice to have plain veggies, even if boiled to smithereens!