Looking at the temperatures forecasted for today I decided not to spend another day in San Clemente but to hit the road. I left the hostel just before seven and, using my headlamp for the first hour, walked in darkness and first light. It was cool, refreshing and energizing, felt I had made the right decision. A 24 km walk which I expected to take six hours.
The Camino displayed her usual beauty and I thought She may have heard my prayer as initially it was a soft, sand road. However a third of the way into the walk Brother Rocks and Sister Stones were waiting for me, not as bad as yesterday, but there all the same.
The Refugio is ancient and new, it was the old Convent the nuns vacated six years ago, a beautiful old stone building so it feels like it has perpetual air conditioning even though it is like an oven outside and has now been turned into a Refugio.