Just a quick post. Bought a new short sleeve shirt because I left one in Almaden de la Plata. I have one small blister that is feeling much better than it did 2 days ago, but a 28 km day tomorrow in 80F will test it.
Today was another great Camino day. Several times there were olive trees for as far as I could see. And so ancient. I ask Ramon (Spain) and Eric (France) how old the trees might be and they guessed 400 years. They ask the farmer we met just a couple of minutes later and he said no one knew, they were too old to know!
They had a funeral in the local church. They rang the bell for about 15 minutes. I started counting the rings but lost track after 50-something.
Distance: About 20 km by the time I went shirt and shoe shopping (didn't buy shoes, I think I figured out a sloution with what I have.)
Weather: Low - I didn't look but it was the warmest morning so far, probably 52. High 75F Clear and sunny
Route tips: About 3 km before Villafranca the Camino crosses a railroad and goes back south a few hundred yards. I didn't see any arrows making this clear, but the only other choice was north on the train tracks.
Albergue and Town: Alb. Carmen is great. Sunny patio and common area, close to shops, etc.