Now three weeks into the Camino and I might get the hang of this. A tough day of 28 km that took us over the highest point in the Camino. I stopped short of the day 24 guidebook recommendation at El Acebo. This is a beautiful mountain town and the albergue I chose was just built last year. It is new and modern with a fantastic view of the town of Molinaseca. There will be one of those great Spanish sunsets out my window. If only I can stay awake for it.
Not a walk in the park today as the climb was one challenge but the climb back down was very tough on broken shale and washed out trails. One finds oneself focusing on every step knowing that one wrong move can end the Camino for you. On the way I crossed the highest point on the Camino, the Cruz de fiero at about a mile high. Magnificent views from up there but we are always aware of the fact that what goes up must come down. Now with 140 miles to go. Tough decision tomorrow as I have the possibility of a bed at 16.4 km or 33 km. Nothing in between. The Camino and my body will tell me what to do. If only I will listen.