I’m unclear as to why we got up to early but up early we were. And out around dawn.
We find a cafe for breakfast but are really struggling to wake up.
Today it is wet.
My luminous yellow jacket gets its first outing, as does Jen’s red thing she bought a long time back in Logrono. We dub her ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’…
We walk on through the rain.
Hamish has a plastic bag that he got from a bakery weeks ago that is a surprising effective raincoat.
Our plan is to get to Palas de Rei, a walk of around 17km. We arrive in the non-descript town to find the main albergues are full of tourigrinos. We panic somewhat until the San Marcos hospitalero tells us we can have a room for just the three of us for 20 euros each. A quick conference later and we accept, and head to a secondary albergue.
The room is great! We have a private shower, towels, sheets, duvets. Marvellous!
We find a grim restaurant for tea and decide we’ve had enough. Hamish and I go on a junk food expedition and we return to the room with chocolate, Cola Cao and dodgy Spanish crisps.
We have a TV with a USB port so we plug in my stick and settle down to eat rubbish and watch ‘Saving Mr Banks’.
Highly un-Camino but we loved it.