A stupendous day! I believe we reached the highest point of the Camino today – 1146 meters. Going up was great, down was quite painful, and across the ridge was absolutely beautiful!
Good news on the pain front is that my toes only hurt while walking down because my toes would jam into my shoes. In general, my feet are just a little achy. Unfortunately, my ankle now hurts as I sprained it a bit on one of the less treacherous downhill sections about 4 miles before the albergue. Luckily, it is not a bad one and I have done such before, So know how to wrap it. And pray it is better tomorrow!
But today was beautiful! A tiny town where the albergue was, for a morning coffee, and then nothing more civilization-wise until nearly 4pm! Nice soft grassy paths along the ridge, lots of cows, and expansive views of hills, valleys, and mountains! Gorgeous!
I hope to have pictures, and I hope they turn out, because I cannot use words to describe all I saw. The terrain was varied and we went from the ridge with cows and ruins of old pilgrim hospitals to downhill and a 15th century chapel. Pine forests, just a bit of road walking, more windmills, wonderful!