Sitting in the Parador (luxury hotel) in Zafra sipping on a smooth and tasty vino Tinto from the Rioja district. I’m surrounded by ancient marble pillars and opulence. Why you ask? Why not is my answer! It is a really old castle and it has a pool, a bar and starched sheets.
This town is beautiful. We are a little tired so we have only explored our immediate surrounds. We started out early this morning after leaving our paradise of an albergue (also with a pool, but it was icy cold-good to soak feet though) we are in a wave of about 20 people of all nationalities. Salvador Dali and his friend are from Bordeaux, near where Colleen lives. As we sat at dinner and also walked together on the track, I found it quite easy to understand the conversation. It will be good practice for when I get to France!
Today’s sunrise was spectacular again and I found myself singing Here Comes The Sun as it rose it’s ugly head over the horizon and I mentally prepared myself for its onslaught.
. It came up quite quickly and its fierce heat affected us after a while, so we opted for a taxi from a town not far from our destination. I’m not ashamed of this. I’m still walking most of the way and this Camino is much tougher than I anticipated. You all know how I wilt in the heat, and the path is baked dry and hard so it is really hot underfoot. My Feet hurt so much
You meet some interesting people on the track! just out exercising his dogs! He thought we were crazy ! It was another hard slog today, so this luxurious treat of fluffy towels and real shampoo is wonderful.