Today was a long but beautiful day. We walked somewhere around 31km! On and off with Tony (he's so hard to keep up with!). We stopped a couple of times for second breakfast and simply to rehydrate.
|Tony had a little Stewart Little with him|
Today's albergue is absolutely stunning. With a gorgeous garden area, complete with a small pond and petite bridge. The "dorms" were segregated into two different buildings. Ours appearing more like a charming garden house than an albergue.
With its own dinning room and bar, this was just what I needed. I have to be honest - my feet are killing me. It doesn't really matter how far you walk, I've come to find that the last 2km tend to drag.
After taking a closer look at our beds we discovered that even though this place gives the impression of being a modern and clean place for pilgrims to rest, it was in fact, not clean at all. There were stains on the bedding and dead bugs (and spiderwebs) littered the house. There was no warm water in the showers and you couldn't lock the doors for them, or the bathroom.
A shame really. This place has potential.
|Tony, myself and Carolin|
The food was great. All of us sat at one long table together sharing our much deserved evening meal, sharing stories of our journeys so far.
After tea, Carolin stayed in the bar a bit (the only place that had WiFi) whereas I followed Malcolm (who had retreated to his bed) to see if he was feeling alright. He had been quiet all evening.