Camino de Santiago – Day 22
Walked from: Ambasmestas
Walked to: Triacastela
Date: 24 October 2017
I didn’t mean to walk as far as I did today, but the walking was so bloody glorious that it was a bit addictive. I’d finished yesterday fairly early on, a bit grumpy with having to walk along the road. But refreshed from a night (and a lot of sleep) in the lovely little casa rural, I enjoyed my early morning tour through the series of interwoven villages that lead you to the start of the climb up – and out – of Spain’s largest region (Castilla y León) and into Galicia.
The guide book warns of steep ascents and descents in the section I walked today, but anyone who has walked the South West Coast Path would laugh at their idea of steep. This was so easy in comparison. The weather was perfect – clear and sunny, warm (once the sun properly got going) but with a cooling breeze. And wow… it was beautiful. I felt a real sense of privilege to be out walking in those surroundings, and in such perfect conditions, today. In fact, the biggest problem I’ve got is whittling down the photos I put on my blog to just three. One of the very best days of walking I’ve ever had 😁😁😁