Long undulating mountain trail. Steep descents with rugged climbs out of valleys. Because of the rain the day before, the trail was slippery and muddy. I fell twice, luckily no injuries. But it was a slow day because I was very careful to plant my poles before proceeding.
I did spot a lovely little fence, way high in the mountains, leading to a little meadow. It deserved a haiku.
Beautiful blue gate-high upon a mountain trail-the sun has found you.
Had to walk 1/2 mile straight up and 2 miles down to rejoin trail. The albergue was off the trail a bit…
Two towns within 6 miles, and I reached my destination early. Walked today in a valley for the most part: easy. I bought and ate lunch at a supermarket, secured my hotel room, showered and did laundry in the sink. Hope it dries by morning!!
Tomorrow will be a little climb in sections as I make my way north. 18 km.