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Greetings from Santo Domingo de le Calzada de la Bippity Boppity Boo

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

We have completed 9 days of walking in total, with a rest day on Sunday in Logroño which we took full advantage of by doing pretty much nothing. We thought we might get supplies that we needed but this being Spain, nothing was open. And dinner was still not served until 8. I have never skipped dinner so many times in my life. I'm not really a meal skipping kind of girl.

Yesterday was the best day of walking so far. It was a gorgeous day and we had a pleasant walk through numerous vineyards. Had it not been 19 miles it would have been a piece of cake. Today was a shorter walk, only 13 miles, also through wine country but the wind was brutal and it was really cold.

Peggy, one of my traveling companions, was unable to join us walking these past 2 days and will likely miss at least another couple of days as she has a blister that is infected. As I said in an earlier post, this Camino is no joke and is extremely humbling.

We are entering into a section of the Camino that does not have many places to stop and eat. We usually come upon a cafe every morning where we can stop and get coffee and a pastry or sometimes even a full breakfast, and it's honestly my favorite part of the day. The first day of walking lulled is into the false belief that there would be a town with cafes every few miles but that has turned out not to be the case, especially as we get further and further from out starting point. We have days ahead that we already know there will be no place to stop for anything, (See previous mention of my increasingly strong quad muscles).

Every day presents a new challenge and we take our victories where we can get them, like when we find something in our backpack or suitcase that we've been missing. Our slogan for the trip has been "I know I have it, I just don't know where it is."

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