I have no clue what the name of this river is but it was a major pain in my butt today. See those houses across the river? I would walk on the other side of them 2 hours (and 6 miles) later. Frustrating!
When you walk by yourself for 8 straight hours with no music, podcast, etc., you have lots of conversations with yourself and sometimes animals. I really tried to encourage these sheep to take a short break from eating and enjoy the view. They did not respond which I guess is fortunate.
Got just little teaser views of ocean this afternoon.
Every once in a while the towns and the setting are so scenic it almost looks fake.
26 miles is a loong way. I don’t care what the terrain is like. After 20 miles my legs are pretty dead, my mind is pretty shot, and I’m pretty much staggering down the Camino. A bit scary when you’re walking down a road.
After 8 hours of walking, I finally made it to Santillana del Mar. It’s billed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Many movies are filmed here and it is filled with tourists.