Day 4 on the Via de la Plata. A glorious Camino day walking through an amazing natural park called the Sierra Norte.
But with a very tough hill at the end and some rather hungry looking birds of prey circling over me as a struggle up the hill. I wasn’t sure how hard the hill would be. I read online that it can be tough. So I was careful to have a break at the bottom, to hydrate well, and have a snack.
I also put some heel wedges under my orthotics. I do this on steep uphill walk to ease the ‘stretching’ on my Achilles. Actually the hill was not that bad. A bit like that steep section on the Frances from Hunto to Orisson. Not too long.
I seem to be settling in to this Camino and look forward to being able to walk longer days soon. The hill just prior to Almaden is actually not that bad. I was expecting much worse! The view from the top was great.