Today started my 6th month, but being only four days out from Santiago de Compostela, I don’t plan on chewing into the 6th month very much. The day was much more comfortable temperature wise than yesterday, but the short but steep climbs made the 15 km (9+ mi) seem longer. We left last night’s albergue at about 7:45 AM to have breakfast right next door, and we arrived here at Miraz by 11:30 AM.
Our albergue is run by the Confraternity of Saint James, meaning among other things that all the hospitaleros are British. A priest is staying here so there’ll be a service at 7:00 PM. Since they didn’t open until 3:00 PM, we had a very looong lunch break chitchatting with fellow pilgrims over some beer. Although having only 26 beds, the albergue is spacious, clean, newly painted and well equipped.
Tomorrow will be the last hard day, not because of the 23 km distance, but supposedly because of the climbs–we’ll see.
The first pic shows an interesting reflection on the way that occurred to me to be the metaphor for the Camino itself being full of one’s own reflections on life; the second pic shows our backpacks patiently waiting in line; the third is where mass was held this evening; and last are the signs with a traffic mirror that also captured me.