Hot day on the highway – Day sixteen

Phew, what a scorcher. I am sitting on the alburgue patio in the shade, looking out at the sun worshiping pilgrims.

We left early this morning, to avoid the worst of the heat, but by 9pm I was already sweating.

From Corrion it was just 17km to where we are now.

The walk was almost entirely along a 2000 year old roman road. 17km of arrow straight track is not much fun to walk along and with no villages, it was a real slog.

The tiny village of Caldadilla was a welcome site and by midday our walk was over. One of my walking buddies was really struggling so it made sense to call it a day.

Not too much else to report, but I am 1km short of halfway! That means 400km to Santiago. The starting point in France seems a lifetime ago now. It’s kind of a surreal experience being on the Camino.

It reminds me a little of term time at Uni, when my entire life was the campus, the student bar and sometimes the lecture theater (2.2). The outside world didn’t exist.

I guess with wifi the outside world is only a password away. I do look at the news from home.

The UK vote to stay in the EU is looming. I should probably care more than I do, but the Camino detaches.