We decided to keep our day short and just planned to walk a mere 19 km. you know the team is stronger if they think 19 km is a short day. After two plus week of walking, every one is feeling stronger. We are beginning to understand the rhythm of the Camino.
We left at 6:30 in the morning again to avoid the intense heat of the afternoon.
We had a steep early climb but after Pyrenees and early in the morning nobody was bent out of shape about it. As we were climbing it one could see the sun begging to emerge.
Once again at the top we found an enterprising young man selling the basic necessities.
We felt like we were back in Meseta with nothing but vast open expanse.
We made great progress and stopped for breakfast after we had covered 11 km.
Next part was probably the best part for me. There was nothing remarkable except the quite silence and straight road. It was peaceful and meditative. I walked alone for an hour on a slight incline oblivious to the world. There was no sound or wind. It was simply blissful. At the top under shade of the tree, I waited for the rest of the team.
We could see the town of Poadilla Del Camino 4 km down the road where we planned to spend the afternoon/night. On the way down to the town we witnessed a shepherd moving his flock along with the help of his two dogs.
We arrived at the town about 1 pm. Earliest we have ever stopped. The alberge that we found was the most pleasant surprise of the day. For 7 euro per bed, this is the best alberge we have encountered so far. The title represent how it feels here. I understand that this place is run by a family and dinner is supposed to be very nice. Here is the glimpse of the town and the resort, um alberge.
P.S. Note the stork on top of his nest.