I was expecting to find a charming pueblo inside the castellated walls of Galisteo, but the only thing that charmed me was this little fellow.
I had been planning another fair hike today but because of the holiday weekend I wanted to be sure that the Albergue at my planned destinstion would be open. I tried various telephone numbers numerous times but got not one reply. So I have decided to play safe and have a virtual day off.
After taking an unscripted diversion due entirely to me taking more notice of the sunrise, the storks and the cows than the camino directions, I walked at least one km more than I should have, probably more like one and a half. But that was the only section of today’s walk that was off Tarmac, so at least there was a minor benefit! Fortunately the route was along a quiet country road without much traffic.
I am staying at the Albergue de la Señora Elena, another old house split into rooms of 3 beds, with fully functioning kitchen and sitting area, cost 11€. So here is my chance to catch up with all the questions posed in the comments section of the blog over the last couple of weeks.
I love reading the comments and am so glad that you take the time to post them. But it is difficult to respond in a timely fashion, so I will post a new ‘questions and answers’ response later today.
Seeing as I am having a day off, I have treated myself to an appropriately named bottle cava (I knew there was a reason to stop posting my expenses!). I have to say it cost more than double what I pay for a bottle at home (1.85€) but I decided I am worth it – and other than Fanta Naranja I haven’t drunk anything with bubbles for almost four weeks, so it is long overdue. I even found a suitable glass – cheers folks!
Quick update. Am delighted that my French, Spanish-speaking, friend has just limped in after a very long stage + 24 km on Tarmac. I was so pleased that I shared the cava – isn’t that what friends are for?
Distance according to wikiloc (my own recording) 12.9 km
Accumulated elevation uphill 8 metres
Accumulated elevation downhill 21 metres
Total distance walked 676 km, average 27 km per day
Yes you fully deserve the cava. Enjoy. Cindy x
Dear Maggie I think you deserve to pay more than 1.85 for a bottle of Cava. I hate the stuff but I know 1.85 is not enough!!! A day off at last I can’t believe you finally succumbed!! and well deserved it is too. Have a lovely sleep. I’m enjoying your blog so much. Buen camino and much lovexxx
Salud Maggie, que disfrute de tu día libre.
Since you’re about 8 hrs ahead of my time zone, I hope your day off was restful,
Cheers Maggie, I bet that went down well!
A well deserved Cava and virtual day off. Nice to hear your smiling voice. Keep on keeping on. You haven’t mentioned feet, so I hope they’re treating you well. Kudos to you.
Maggie, you have MORE than earned your cava and rest day!! The photos are delightful as ever and your blogs still fascinating. We are hoping to see your man at some point very soon.
Much love from us both xx
Maggie, thank you for taking the time to answer all of the questions. You are an amazing woman.
Yes Maggie, I think you deserved a nice glass of bubbly.
Ooooo Spanish champagne. I like!☺