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A Day of Rest

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
–Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

If you substitute the word “walking” for the word “reading” in above, then that may be closer to summing me up yesterday.

So I took a day of rest today.

Whimp.

But it was the right thing to do.

Big whimp.

I gave “El Diablo,” my heel blister (I borrowed the name from Deborah’s evil blister brother), time to air out, ran errands (the bank, supermarcado, laundry, ate three square meals (well, if you count a peanut butter and jelly sandwich a meal (finally found a jar!!!), cleaned out my pack, ran into a couple of friends, rested and relaxed.

My blister feels much better–going to check it again tonight. Got some pads to put on it and my feet.

Sarria is an important stop for peregrinos who’ve been on the road as long as I have for it marks the homestretch to Santiago: it’s now just 5 days away, if all things hold true.

And there are lots of newbie peregrinos in town–tell by their new gear and wide-eyed looks. Many have their suitcases shipped to the next hostal/hotel and are only carrying a small day pack. Others have huge packs. Lots of groups–Italians and young scout types. This is a big jumping off place as it is 100k from Santiago, the min distance one has to walk for getting a Compostella. I think I’ve done a little more than that…

Sorry, no photos on the blog–the server where I am won’t let me download anything. Maybe tomorrow!

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