After three straight days of 20 km walks, today we had the choice of 13 km or 32km. We made a wise decision of going for 13.
Before I go to our journey, a little tidbit of information on the majority of the people here at Azambuja. The Alburgue has 12 beds with 2 for overflow. They had to turn away 4 pilgrims to a nearby hotel. Since I don’t know all the exact ages I will break it down into two categories. Over 50 and below 50.
Over 50 group included Llew from New Zealand, two sisters from Ireland, four gentlemen from France.
From 20 to 50 group included two Germans, two Canadians, one girl from Czech Republic, one girl from Seattle who is studying in Brussels, one girl from Korea.
We have also met two Ukrainian, and another Canadian lady but they were staying in another town last night.
Here is one scene and our big room with the bunk beds.
Today we started out without rain along the estuary. It was peaceful and pleasant.
After about hour and a half the rain came with a fury. It rained with a vengeance most￼ of the way. Our shoes were so full of water we could jerk and the water would ooze out. We were. Slogging and sloshing our way through the second half. Five of us from the last Alburgue are here with us. The rest decided to go another 20 km.