This is our fourth Camino and one common theme emerges, “It feels hardest the first day!” Also getting into or out of a large city requires lot of asphalt walking.
We opted to walk along the river instead of the city street to get out of town. Morning temperatures were mild and cooling. The path along the river was mostly nice.
There were nice segments covered with trees and shrubs. We left at 6:30 in the morning, so we brought our breakfast along. None of the cafes were open, so we enjoyed our morning breakfast in the park.
The first five miles were pleasant. Next five miles we were on a two lane highway with not much shoulder to speak of. The temperature was in the 80’s and the only breeze was when the trucks passed us. Sides of the road were mostly peppered with olive trees.
Pontassieve, where we are staying tonight, is a quaint little town. The Sieve river passes through this town and then merges into Arno.
The town is getting ready for a 3 day food festival. Alas, we will be on our way before the fair starts.
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