31 • Medina del Campo

I set the alarm for 07:00 but woke up earlier and decided to get going. Last night’s storm, even though it didn’t rain, still lingered, yet it was warmer than the two previous mornings. After leaving the city through the ancient gate and then crossing a medieval bridge, I passed through an industrial zone both active and abandoned, taking well over an hour. The Camino then alternated between paved road and sand track. As usual the morning light was magical, together with the return of the wide open vistas, all the more dramatic due to the clouds and muted lightning.