May 4 – Rest Day in Sarria
Let me just say, it’s REALLY difficult to stop walking for an entire day when that has been your job for a month!
Having said that, sleeping 10 hours when we’ve been up at 6:15am everyday was DELICIOUS! But…what to do with the rest of the day???
I think we made some good decisions! Along with eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we went for massages which were fabulous and particularly helpful for Leslie, although I will say this was the first night my arm didn’t fall asleep when I slept on my left side.
After lunch was when it got tougher. We hung the laundry out on the line which had been washed this morning then Leslie needed rest, while I was itchy to get moving.
So Leslie took a nap while I wandered the city without getting lost. 😁 The streets are very San Francisco steep and I found myself wishing I’d taken my hiking poles!
As I walked, I took some random photos to show Leslie, so I will show you a few, too:
Below: After lunch, Leslie getting money from the Pastor! 😃
Above: Amazing walls!
Above: Shells of the Camino to keep up Leslie’s posts!
Above: A modern build house across the street with quite a view!
Above: Think we need to rescue this bench before the grass consumes it!
Above: No children were lost under this swing set.
Below are three pictures. Name that tree, please!
Below: Spring has finally come to this tree we’ve been seeing across Spain!
Below: You, too, can have a shell shaped garbage can attached to your house. This one is attached to the church. Good idea? Or not?
One of our big joys of the day was sitting at dinner outside the restaurant and seeing our friend, Regina, walk by, (we hadn’t seen her in weeks but had stayed in touch). Our rest day allowed her to catch up! Lots of hugs all around!
We made our calls ahead to set out in the morning. Leslie is ready to get back on the trail!
Blessings on the journey, PK