From Sept. 4, 2013:
I am in Estella tonight. Getting the hang of this Camino schedule. Up pretty early (5-6 AM) & walking no later than 7AM. Eating breakfast at the alburgue where I sleep, or walking to an open coffee shop for a cafe con leche & a bocadilla (sandwich) or quiche-like thing w/potatoes ( yum!) the pastries are terrific too.
Then I call Colleen & we fill each other in on details. She is about a day ahead of me. Then I walk until lunch, have a rest & then keep walking until about 3-4 pm.
I check into where ever I’m staying (not been turned away anywhere yet) & have a shower & wash the clothes (by hand) that I’ve just walked in. They dry quickly here on clothes lines or racks. If not (like when I get to a place too late for 2-3 hrs. of sun) I pin the damp things to the outside of my backpack.
Today was pretty typical & I got to Estella by4pm.
I’ve already mailed home my duffel bag & thinking of mailing my sleeping bag too. Need to check on the weather west of where I am now.
Having an absolutely great time. Blood sugar is fine, feet are GREAT! That helps a lot.