We have finished week two of the Camino Francés. It turns out that all of the days start to blur together in a mix of early morning sunrises and sunny afternoons. Recently we’ve been able to walk about 8 kilometers (2 hours) before making our first breakfast stop. Then another two hours and we get to make sandwiches. Finally the last two hours and we make it to the albergue! Only to start over again the next day!
In the evenings, I have toured beautiful cathedrals, enjoyed the company of friends from around the world, soaked my feet and stretched out my sore muscles.
Some quick things we’ve learned.
We’ve learned that arriving to a city doesn’t mean you’ve arrived, you must make it to the albergue municipal and put your backpack in the backpack line.
We’ve learned that arriving to your bunk in the albergue doesn’t mean it’s time to rest, you must shower and then wash clothes and hang them to dry.
We’ve learned that a day of walking less than 25 kilometers is a treat, if you’ll allow yourself a day that short!
We’ve learned that with a group of friends you can make lunch, dinner, breakfast and morning snack for about €5 each.
Buen Camino to all!