Day 6 on the VdlP. 20 kms today from El Real de la Jarra to Monesterio.
It was an early Camino start in the dark in search of breakfast. I had to walk from the far side of town, back through town, but found a great bar open. There always seems to be a bar open early for the locals. I saw two other Pilgrims but really just said Hello. I’m not sure, but I get the feeling most people walking this Camino walk alone and want to enjoy the solitude. Maybe?
There was an amazing castle coming out of town, take a look at the gallery.
And the umbrella comes out for the first time. I was so glad of the umbrella, as whilst the day was not that hot, the sun was. It was to come in use a lot in the coming days.
I stopped at a highway service area for lunch and two old guys asked me where I was walking to and from and how old I was LOL. I think they were shocked that a guy not much younger than them was walking so far!
The last bit up to Monesterio was a gradual uphill and it was getting quite hot. Another Pilgrim came shooting past me. A guy from Switzerland who walks really far and fast. I lost him the next day or so.