Sahagun to Reliegos 32km
I was walking at 6.30 in the clear morning air and wrapped up against the cold. My gloves were not warm enough. It was 5°. Somehow it doesn’t matter that I am cold because I know that later in the day I will sweating in shorts and t-shirt.
I walked for three hours and then came across the only open cafe I saw all day. Breakfast was delicious.
On these fields there is a lot of irrigation. These wheeled structures pivot around an end point (the right hand end in this pic) and so irrigate a circle. I haven’t yet worked out what provides the power for them to rotate.
My guidebook likened the walk along the wide gravel track surrounded by a parched landscape to Africa. I’m glad I did not come across any lions. I did see a solitary deer running away from me across the stubble.
My legs have been stiff and unwieldy for the last few days and I had been wondering if it was a symptom of over use. Today with its long walk they were back on form and I had a bounce in my toes and a spring in my stride. I am happy because I had been fearing that the last few days of walking to Santiago (13) might turn out to be a struggle rather than a celebration.