Another day of stunning scenery even without the cooperation of the weather. We started out in a heavy misty rain and so it continued for most of the morning into the early afternoon when we exchanged rain for humidity so all in all we were wet from the outside in and the inside out.
It is interesting how when you walk with your hood up and your head down you become cut off and your world can be reduced to a square meter of ground in front of you if you don’t take the time to stop and lift your head.
The awe part of my day came from having observed my traveling companion. I mentioned she is in training for a major challenge later in the Summer and this trip is training for that. So she loads her backpack each day with what is almost a luggage allowance (~18kg/40lb). And I watch in awe as her diminutive stature reaches the bottom of the many hills we have encountered over the last two days, she picks up her hiking poles, one in each hand and leans into the task, putting her foot to the floor and taking off, soon to be a speck on my horizon. It is a sight to behold and and I can only marvel at the efforts it has taken to be that fit.
Tonight we are in the rural crossroads that is Santa Marina in the hostel, Casa Pepa. Another 21.5km under our belt.
(Sorry, no picture today, poor WiFi and an still having an issue with the blog site)