Today was only a 14.3 K walk, to Arzua. It is finally full on summer, really glorious weather but not too hot yet. We sauntered more than walked and really took our time at our mid morning coffee break as well as lunch. There were lots of other perigrinos on the trail but we are getting used to this. We strike up a conversation with some of them.
When we enter a fragrant eucalyptus stand it feels like one is walking into a high end spa. Now there's an idea! First, a long thermal soak and then an hour long foot massage. This to be followed by lying on a bed for a few hours in a dark room listening to softly played New Age music. Dream on! We have about 40 more K to go, divided into two days. We are all really doing well now. Blisters have healed and are nicely callused and our bodies seem well adjusted now to walking 6 to 8 hours a day and tackling the constant hills.
About 8:30 this morning we reached the 50 K mark. We are getting very close!!
I am learning how to ford streams but am hesitating because the next rock is much narrower!
The eucalyptus showing up everywhere now.
Jeff's shoes are almost done! The sole is coming off!