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SPAIN | Monday, 15 June 2009 | Views [376] | Comments [1]

Today's walk was easy—very few hills! Or maybe there weren't so few and I am just getting a little better at getting up them. I think I am making some headway. At least, I don't agonize as much when I am at the foot of a hill. Plus, today was perfect walking weather. The temperature must have been in the 60s. I walked about 20km from Arzua to Rua. This morning I wasn't obsessing about my camera (like yesterday) but about my bowels.

I wanted to get on the Way by 7:00am. So, I set my alarm for 6:15. Instead, nature called at 5ish. With uncomfortable stomach pain, I jolted out of bed and into the bathroom. I cursed the tortilla with queso I had the night before. Feeling better (or so I thought), I went to the cafe on the ground floor of the hotel to have some tea and bread. I had to use the bathroom there too. Hmm, what to do? Do I start walking and then risk being in the middle of nowhere if nature calls a third time? Do I wait it out?

I took a swig of Pepto (man, am I glad I packed that!) and hit the pavement. I arrived at this evening's hotel at around noon and had forgotten all about this morning's episode...until I saw the menu in the hotel restaurant-- tortilla con queso.

In any case, this was my penultimate day of walking and I am just 20kms from Santiago de Compostela. Headway has for sure been made.



Ahhh, the family curse. LOL.

Only one more day? It went so fast. Buen camino.

  cheryl Jun 16, 2009 2:45 AM

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