Day 4 September 19

Well, it’s official: I have a cold. Actually, I think I have had one almost from the day we began, but the combination of walking in multiple days of rain, with my body heating up from walking and then cooling down at breaks, made it official. So I face the final four days of the Camino with a cold and two gimpy knees. What a way to finish!

The good news is the power of sleep. It is amazing how restorative it is for my knees (I also think all the prayers being said for us has helped). So I begin this new day filled with hope. Much better than the alternative.

From a weather standpoint, we can count on another sunny day today, once the fog burns off. What a gift. But there are lots of signs autumn is upon us. Falling leaves, ripe fruit on the trees, and, in particular, the temperatures. It is in the mid 40s first thing in the morning, rising to the late 50s by midday and then up into the mid 60s by late afternoon. There is a chance it may get up to 70 today. Wonderful walking weather once the sun is up.

Tried to start at 7:30 again but a combination of slow sunrise and heavy fog delayed us a bit.

I JUST TRIED TO LOAD MY FIRST PICTURE AND OVERWHELMED THE WIFI CAPABILITY WE HAVE. SO I AM GOING TO STOP UNTIL I GET BETTER WIFI. MIGHT NOT BE UNTIL MONDAY AS WE HAVE OUR LAST LONG DAY TOMORROW. BUT I WILL AT LEAST PROVIDE A SHORT  SUMMARY OF THE DAY.
Today went well. My knees were fine until the last kilometer or two and my legs felt fine all day. John’s lower left leg is doing well but he had the “sluggish” legs today. Got some good pictures to share with you so I hope you will check in again. The last photo is of a Camino marker. Being this close to Santiago, every market indicates how many kilometers are left to go. The marker in my picture (taken just outside the town where we are staying) has the number 66 on it. A long way from 790, isn’t it?

Blessings to all and thanks for the continued prayers. My knees could feel them today.

PS If you want to convert kilometers to miles, multiple the above number by.621.