Greetings from the Meseta! Today is my second day of walking. Yesterday I walked for three hours or so. I took my time since I never trained with my pack. That was foolish because the load got very heavy after a couple hours, but thankfully I’m not sore this morning.
I stayed in a really nice albergue…it was in an old home that had been completely refurbished. It has a restaurant, too, which seemed to be very popular with the locals. I was able to fill my belly without a problem. Everyone hit their bed around 9:30pm when the sun went down. It’s not hard when you spend hours walking.
All of my bunkmates were up at 6am this morning. So naturally I woke up with them. This is typical but unlike last year, I’m not interested in walking in the dark. Last year it was very hot during the day so getting up early made sense. This year I’m only walking for a couple days and for short distances. I’m enjoying a cup of tea and a croissant for breakfast while waiting for the sun to come up.
Yesterday the Camino was a track running near the main road. Today the path leaves the road and begins crossing the huge wheat fields. There are several small pueblos listed on the route. I’m not sure which on I’ll stay in. The advantage of walking 12 to 15 miles is the difficult part of the day is short. The disadvantage is there are long hours to fill in villages without much touristic interest other than the Camino.
I have my knitting and my tablet and there’s wine. I think I’ll survive.