I’m back

In my last blog post, I was in Brazil with no luggage. Did any of you readers wonder whether I had even returned? OK, so most of my readers are related to me and knew where I was. That is a interesting but disconcerting thing about internet acquaintances from far away – they can disappear…

Day 28. Alcuescar to Valdesalor (26 km)

Uneventful walk today. It was not too hilly or rocky so the 26 km were not so bad. I quite like the albergue here, and enjoyed a return to the excellent bar/restaurant El Rincón de Julia. If the albergue is full (as it is now) Julia can find places in local homes for overflow pilgrims.

Day 27. Aljucén to Alcuescar (21 km)

Keep in mind that the kms above are the distances between albergues. Not included are the several km each day doing errands or sightseeing in town. Another “easy” day by some standards. However, I find that after 20 km, my body feels like it has done a solid day’s work. After 25 km it starts…

Day 26. Mérida to Aljucén (17.5 km)

Breakfast with my prodigal friends, Rosa and Palitos. Walk past the always-impressive aquaduct. Onto the highway out of town and to the Roman dam at Proserpina. The day was overcast and good for walking. I felt good in this familiar ground – this is my third year in a row that I’ve walked this stage.…