44 • Ourense

I immediately recognized and remembered the city as one I enjoyed 4 years ago. It has a quiet, feel about it. I had a light lunch and asked for more ice. I have continued the regimen of ice and arnica and remembering there is a hot thermal bath in the middle of the town, free for locals, (hot springs going back to Roman times). It opens at 17:00. I hope to be in line for an hour’s soak.

I’ll see how I go but my gut feeling is to spend two days here resting and then set out for the final few days to Santiago.