Today is a much shorter day and my toes are thanking me! I cover about 17km today and it´s very slow going, changing from boots to crocs half way throug the morning, I left at 745 and arrive in Aviana at 1245.
Starting earlier is not wise as it is still very dark even at 7:15 am. The sky is full of stars and looks like a sky at 10pm at home.
I meet Gurn, from Austria today. He´s an architech, taking a long holiday ( may have even just quit his job) He says he spends so much time working he doesn´t have any time to think about life. He started traveling through Europe, learned about the Camino from a friend and bought the equipment needed for the pilgrimage and started walking- to figure out what he will do with his future.
Haven´t had time to explore Aviana just yet, but it looks like a beatiful town. Many people were out in the streets when I arrived, enjoying their siesta time, I guess. Everything closes down about 1pm for siesta and opens again around 5 or 5:30 (or whenever the shop owner gets there).
Along the way today a pilgrim was ( I thought) building a rock alter ( they are all over, built by pilgrims). He was actually cracking open fresh almonds from a small orchard along the path. He knocked several down from the tree with his walking stick, Gurn and I enjoyed an unexpected and wonderful mid-morning snack.
Until next time...