April 11, 2018
Day 6 on The Camino
This is the message I sent to my family: “Made it to Berdeucedo – pretty tough day! We had rain, many HUGE hills, as well as horrendous downhills, snow, and well, it was just a tough day! We fricken climbed a mountain!!! No Internet at our albergue, I may come back over to the café to post my blog later but… Probably not!”
Here is a nicer version: Today was so amazing on many levels! Actually, at this point I’m so tired that I can hardly even come up with words for the day…
We pre-agreed to have snacks on hand and just set out upon the hill today but unfortunately, not everyone else was prepared and so we stopped to have eggs before we left, putting us on the road at 9 AM. As last night we walked down into our little town, we had to make our way up and out this morning. And we went up and up and up and up and up and up and up and up until we were greeted by snow!
Not only did we get snowed upon, we were surrounded by snow snd it was freezing cold! Much of the day was trudging through the big boulder/river beds again, and then the rain came…
Actually, the earlier part of the day was delightful as we walked through the woods and along beside a fast moving river – I thought it was the best day of the entire trip! I was reminded of walking in Packwood or Carbonado.
The vistas all day long were amazing!
Regardless, the long and the short of is that I am damn tired!
The town of our albergue was tiny – no restaurant. However there was a store so we purchased dinner fixings and had a delicious family meal. Rather than join the group outing back to the bar for a drink, I’m going to bed early!