Day #15: Wed April 25/18
Walking distance = 29.32km
Walking time= 6:13
It felt good to get a good night's sleep last night, but I could've stayed in bed longer than the 6 hours. The albuergue we stayed at was probably the best I've had so far.
The best part of starting earlier in the morning before 8am is the fact that most towns/villages are quiet. You get to see the area without much noise and take it all in.
I have tried to completely disconnect from social media etc as much as possible, other than posting my one daily post. However, yesterday I heard more details of the sad event that had taken place in Toronto on Monday 😔. I was in disbelief because we had never had something like this in our own backyard. To make matters worse, a friend I know posted that she lost her sister in the incident. I couldn't believe it, and had a hard time hearing this news before going to sleep. My thoughts and prayers go out to her, her family and the others who lost their lives.
This morning at the start I couldn't stop thinking about my friend and the tragic event. I tried to put myself in her shoes and I thought if that were to have happened to me, what would I feel. My biggest regret would be that I never have said "I love you" or " thank you for your love & support" to my family. Although it is understood through actions. I think it's time I get used to saying it out loud!
On a lighter note, the small blister on my right 4th toe has healed on its own. But a new one on the tip of my pinky toe has begun. Who knew the baby toe was so important. I couldn't even stop for a break towards the last few kms because the feet were sore and would throb if I took too long a break.
The hills today were super steep. It almost felt like my body was parallel to the asphalt as I climbed up. Our day ended in Sao Jao de Madeira which looked very modern. However our rest stop ended in a senior's home which was a donativo for pilgrims. We were put on the bottom floor in a small room with mattresses. With 9-10 pilgrims it was like playing Tetris fitting the mattresses together. There was only one shower for all of us and reminded me of something you would see in a horror movie.. .