May 20,2016 Friday 9 miles-left at 9:30, arrived at 3:30
Today we had an easy walk along farms and dairies and through one little modern town. We started with a light breakfast provided by our generous host at Casa Vaamonde. (Pilgrim breakfast is often toast and coffee)
We had an easy climb out of the valley that Ribadisco is in – similar to other days, shaded tree-lined paths, close to farms and it seemed like I saw more chickens today. We didn’t have to worry about mud or rain – once the fog lifted, we had 70 degree weather and sunshine.
And then while we were stopping for lunch, who did I run into but Joette from St. Louis- who I met on Day 0 -my housemate at the first pension I stayed at just outside Pamplona, my first night in Spain. She had spent some extra days in Pamplona and I was ahead of her and didn’t think I would see her again. It was so wonderful seeing her and catching up on her stories, and boy did she have some good stories.
The day continued to get wonderfully warm and when we arrived about home for the night,we were so pleased with a spacious room,spacious outdoor sitting area and a clothesline. The simple life of a pilgrim. We will enjoy the warm summer-like evening, as rain is forecast for tomorrow and we will have our last long walk -11.2 miles.