Miles 15.69 | 15.69
Ascent 5,003 feet
The rain began at mile two; however, the rain is good because it keeps you cool – and because it gives you beautiful rainbows, which was a great way to start the day. I took it as a sign from God‘s presence, since I just prayed for that at the Notre Dame church before I began.
Today was a hard day, but it was really wonderful and so beautiful.
I did walk right by the one of the only stops on the day because I didn’t realize that was the stop (it was literally just one building). I took my first break just before mile 10. I was thankful for the van pulled by the side of the road selling drinks and food. My one euro banana (with the peanut butter I brought) was delicious and also my lunch for the day. I realized that when I see a stop, I should probably take it. Since today was one of the most rustic, I don’t think it’ll will be an issue going forward.
The climb was really challenging, but I think the descent into Roncevalles was more difficult. The compass data for each mile is below. I’m going to feel it tomorrow.
My only injury today was my iPhone. I broke the screen protector when I dropped it on the ground, but I guess if that’s my only injury that’s not too bad. Dave already found a shop in Pamplona where I can get a new protector.
I lift up my eyes to the hills from where will my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
I don’t want to climb every mountain, but I’m thankful for the mountain I climbed today. Buen Camino.
Little bit of a climb today!