Made breakfast in my room because I had an early train to catch – muesli, instant coffee with my immersion heater. Traveled one stop to get off in Siete Aguas, walk up the hill through town, and then some more of the hills, scrubby forest, and dirt roads like yesterday. Then the terrain changed and got more interesting.
At about halfway in the day, the Camino goes through the village of El Rebollar (as opposed to the nearby transport service area where I stayed last night). There was a bar for refreshment.
In Requena I called Vicente, who is responsible for the albergue. He brought me a key to let me in, and then rushed off, but returned later with Maria José of the ayuntamiento. She hadn’t seen the albergue and was interested in Vicente’s efforts to promote and support this route.
Since I had missed mid-day dinner hours, I just shopped at the local Día supermarket and ate in the albergue – delicious liver paté on a baguette, a cucumber on the side, and beer.