I am writing this from an albergue in Cirauqui that accepts dogs. It is called Casa de Ocogida Bidegain. There is very limited signal so I can not access my blog. I am writing this as a text message so I can copy and paste when I find signal.
I have had a very slack day but I really enjoyed Puente de la Reyna – what a stunning place! Williams parents came and met us last night so we had a really tasty dinner last night and a really nice lunch today too!!! I had a gulas and gambas salad followed by a fillet if turbot (oh my gosh it was so tasty) for dinner and for lunch I had a monkfish fillet with potatoes. Both meals were so fresh and lovely! I am a fish lover as you can tell- it must be my childhood in Cornwall with fisherman brothers.
So as for walking I left those guys at 5pm so I only did a small 7.8k but I’m OK with that as I want to enjoy myself. It was really hard leaving William and Dusty- I felt quite sad. I still do, just a funny niggle that I can’t explain. I think its because I am on my own now and part of me wanted to go home and have a snuggle and a bath. But I am with my boy dog Joey and he is such a trooper and I live him to bits as he is the perfect Camino dog. Except while I was in a shop he managed to wiggle out of his lead and annoy me but I got lots of treats off the butcher for him as he saw Joey and asked me if I wanted any scraps, so maybe that was Joeys plan! He has done well today, we got lots of scraps from the restaurant too and there were whole steaks in there-fit for humans totally. What a lucky dog hey!!!
It is either a really long day of 35k tomorrow or a short one of 16k as accomodation is so limited. I would usually think 36k is an ideal amount bit the 40k day really dud take it out of me so I have a feeling I will have a leisurely day. I think I may be camping tomorrow too… That will be interesting… I am really keen to get all my kit tested so hopefully the weather holds out.