I’m walking again… And it feels good.
At 8.30 this morning I joined the queue in the post office, waiting to send my boots home. In front of me were two aussies who’d come with full outback camping gear… They were sending a lot home!
This is clearly a common request as there is a special pilgrims counter… You just choose the size box you need and hand over your passport… He filled out the forms and I paid 8 euros… And my boots will be waiting for me in Santiago… Fabulous!
There are lots of pilgrims walking and lots here now at Villamayor de Monjardín… But I don’t really want to meet them… No golden girls, no happy lovely girls from singapore, no Herman or Ben or Jason, or Stan and his wife and so many others that walked with me since Roncevalles. They aren’t my pilgrims. My pilgrims are 30 kms away… They may as well be on the moon.
I’ve walked a short day today… Just 10km but I did get to the free wine fountain and my new shoes feel OK.
I’m showered and made my bed and done my feet… The foot care kit is now the biggest part of my bag… But blisters are getting better.
I’m going to walk another short day tomorrow… To Los Arcos and fingers crossed my feet will then be ready for more 20km days… And I can join another group again!
All in all today is a good day and on a brighter note I heard my first Pilgrim fart last night… My German neighbour. Made me smile.