Because we knew we had over 19 miles to walk, we rose, had breakfast and were on our way a little after 7:00, about twenty minutes before sunrise.
The Camino led us out into flat country.
The land just seemed to go on and on, always rising slowly, with a gradual change in the shrubbery we walked along.
As always, I was cheered by the roadside wild flowers. While not as plentiful, this purple cousin of the small blue flowers I had enjoyed for so many days provided encouragement as I just kept walking, focusing only on putting one foot in front of the other.
Finally, around 4:00 PM, we came to a Cantina run by a Spanish couple. While very basic, the free water and fruit was a big lift. Not just the nourishment, for we now knew we were within two hours or so of our destination.
we finally arrived at our hotel around 6:00 PM, exhausted but triumphant.
The hotel was nice, the personnel working there very helpful, and we had a good dinner. One of the nice extras was a free minibar for pilgrims in the room, containing one beer,two sodas and cold water. I collapsed into bed a little before 10:00.