Date: 19th May 2017
Departure time: 08:00
Arrival Time: 13:30
Distance: 21 kms
Cumulative Distance: 544 kms
Percentage Completed: 69.7%
Accommodation: Hotel Rural Casa Indie
Weather: Cold and windy 13 degrees
Debra – Easy walk with a strong headwind – changing to alpine scenery
Mark – Pleasant walk as we had more views
Today was a pretty uneventful walk going largely uphill on straight paths. It was a nice change from the Meseta as we had more views. Mark was back on the trail today as he was feeling better. Rabanal was a beautiful little town though it was freezing cold. The highlight of the day was attending a church service in Latin conducted by local Benedictine monks.
We dined at a local restaurant and Geoff and Andy (from Brisbane) shared a local dish designed specifically for extreme carnivores. It was called cocido maragato. Nobody at the table was clear as to how many animals (and what parts of such animals) were involved in the dish.
Mark still has time to stop and smell the roses