Left Villatuerta this morning light headed and dizzy, but one step into the cool morning breathes new life into me. It is overcast and cloudy ( all day) which is wonderful because there is a nice breeze. Just two blocks away from the Albergue I am at a crossroads with no waymarking, but again someone comes to my aid. A car drives by, I signal questioningly, straight on, and he gives me the okay nod. If everything in life were only that simple, always someone to tell you which way to go ( and it´s always the right way!) but then, we would not grow from the detours and wrong turns.
I meet up with Tom and June (from Ireland) about 7km from Los Arcos (where I plan to stop for the day). June looks at my feet while I´m giving them a rest and notices some hot spots, my toes are killing me. She does a quick bandage job, hopefully it will keep me from getting blisters on the tips of my toes.
The scenery is beautiful, and I´m actually able to enjoy it and not consentrate on getting a bike up a hill or manuevering around large rocks. Much more enjoyable day!
Mountains all around and walking right alongside several vineyards. Tom breaks off some grapes for me to try, I wouldn´t have helepd myself, but now I have to eat them, don´t want them to go to waste. Very sweet, 3 to 4 seeds in each small grape, they are wonderful!
Several times today, looking at the beauty around me I smile and say, Ï am in Spain!¨
(thank you Peirre).
One last thing, there are water fountains in each town, some even between towns for the pilgrims. Came across one today that had two spickets- one for water and one for wine. ( No joking, as much as you want to take) I have a picture to prove it for you doubters!
Until next time...