Today was a beautiful walk. About 24k and through a few towns along the way. We walked along a nice dirt farm road and had to cross 2 creeks along the way. Fortunately it had not been raining so they were easy to cross by stepping on stones that were exposed. We were given a warning that if it had been raining that we would need to take the road instead of the path as the creeks would be too high to cross.
It was a relatively easy walk except for the fact that both of my pinky toes have blisters that go completely around them. This is a problem. I am waring the same brand of boots as my last two camino’s Lowa’s and in the same size which is a size larger then I normally ware. On my first camino I had blisters on the bottom of my toes but no big deal. These are very painful. Crazy enough the pain goes away after about 1k and as long as I don’t stop it is ok.
Zafra is a nice town. The albergue is supposed to be donativo but is now 12 euros including breakfast. I cannot recommend this on. about 20 beds only one bathroom/shower. The hospitalero was a good example of someone that I would not like to be. Hopefully he was just having a bad day.
I really enjoyed tonight. A group of us had tapas together. Jessy from France, Marino from Italy, Deb from NZ, Ramon from Spain, and Father and Son Steven and Cristian from Montreal, Canada. So great to be able to sit and talk with so many people from all over the world. Really makes the camino a special place.
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