10 • Approaching La Gineta or Urbanización el Trigal or Service Station on the road to Madrid

I arrived here just before three, nearly 8 hours walking and 30 km, took quite some time to get checked in to the hostel, and I’ve just had a salad and a beer for lunch. Having nowhere to go forces me to simply rest and relax which is important as today I got my first blister!

  LEFT BEFORE 07:00, USUAL PROBLEM OF VISIBILITY

LEFT BEFORE 07:00, USUAL PROBLEM OF VISIBILITY

  DAWN

DAWN

  SUNRISE

SUNRISE

  FIRST LIGHT ON A FIELD

FIRST LIGHT ON A FIELD

  THE RETURN OF THE FOG

THE RETURN OF THE FOG

  MYSTERIOUS PLAY OF LIGHT

MYSTERIOUS PLAY OF LIGHT

  MUCH OF TODAY’S WALK

MUCH OF TODAY’S WALK

  I PROMISE I WON’T GO THERE FOR SUPPER

I PROMISE I WON’T GO THERE FOR SUPPER

  ANOTHER TRUCK STOP NIGHT BUT THIS TIME IN A NEW HOSTEL

ANOTHER TRUCK STOP NIGHT BUT THIS TIME IN A NEW HOSTEL