Good pulpo and lots of laughter last night at dinner, as we celebrated half way on our little journey.
Today off before dawn, and a good thing since the combination of long up-hills and warm weather made for tough going. Saw a palm tree today 😎 but mostly just gorgeous farmland with small creeks running through.
I’m seeing the Camino through the eyes of walkers who are having difficulty with the terrain. This has made me appreciate the need for real fitness for those who undertake this adventure. Even though the distances are shorter than my previous walks, the hills are still there and they need to be climbed and descended. If one is very young it’s possible to muscle through on general strength. For those who are carrying a few more years, regular walking up and down steep hills must be added to everyday flat walking for proper preparation.