… Eventually the mist began to lift revealing more of the same strange mix of desert, vineyards, and olive groves. In addition to this the fascinating contrast of colours and starkness of the countryside. I stopped after three hours, took off my shoes and socks, massaged my feet and ate chocolates and nuts. It’s amazing what a break can do.
Cool and misty. Sunrise behind me, very peaceful. I walked in fog or mist for a few hours, strange experience, no idea of the terrain around me, visibility a few feet. Along the way, a rocky path, I noticed kernes built from stones, I stopped to take a photo of one and as I did the fog cleared and I found myself standing before a strange, majestic mountain. It was a shock to suddenly see it. Immediately I was struck by a presence, it was palpable. I called out but no echo, it was just there speaking in silence.
66˚F today with rain.
Walked 27.6 Km
Walked 17.6 km today
31°C /86F humidity 88%.
27.9 km today
Michael walked about 30K today. It was quite warm, 88 F Degrees, 31 C. He arrived in Xàtiva at 3.00 PM.
Michael received the first stamp this morning at the Cathedral in Valencia, Spain and stood at the Door of the Apostles where the Camino officially begins.