Today’s Trek: Molinaseca to Villafranco del Bierzo
Knowing you have to walk 19 miles can be a little daunting. As we walked I seemed to be stuck on a repetitive chant: Just focus on getting through today.
Yesterday I ate a big bowl of pasta carbonara. You guess it. I’m the mascot for a very unsettled stomach.
The whole day I begged that i just make it to the hotel. My focus narrowed and I simply forgot any other thoughts.
Until we made ten miles and stopped for a beer for Judy and some rest for me. The rain had finally caught us and we sat outside enjoying a short respite.
Earlier I stopped to ask a couple of women we had been leap frogging how they were doing. This was probably at mile 8. They asked if we were taking a taxi to Villafranco. I pulled my map and we talked about how it wasn’t that much further. Then we said buen camino and I went on to try and catch up to Judy.
When I found her she asked, can your stomach handle a beer? I passed but we talked. Then she said it.
Should we take a taxi? I said, well we could but we’d have to return in the morning to finish our walk. She looked at me like I was crazy. We talked some more and agreed that to be bad asses we needed to continue walking.
Eventually we made it to our accommodations and we sat in silence.
I was given everything I asked for.
Siempre pa’ adelante!