I set up alarm for 6 AM. At 6:02 everyone wakes up at the same time. So much for trying to get to the bathroom before everyone else. 150 people staying in the albergue and only two showers and 3 commodes for men, and another set for women. Fortunately, I get up quickly and have no wait time.
I get a ham sandwich: slice of amazing delicious and salty ham on a bagette. Wish I took a picture. I make a new friend in Groina who is from Ireland and a lawyer. I give her my business card to keep in touch and we banter back and forth on my core values for my trip Live, Love, Learn and what it reminds her of Eat, Pray, Love.
I meet up with my core group of walkers and we review the plan for the day and head on out. We are going to Zubiri instead of Larrasoana.
But first a picture with the sign Santiago de Compostela.
After everyone leaves, I continue writing, and suddenly the temperature drops significantly and I’m without my fleece. After one hour withstanding the cold while blogging, I head back to the albergue, and now I’m feeling a little under the weather.
Listen to your inner voice (not inner dialogue): I noticed a couple of times that my inner intuition kicked in and prompted me to do something. At some points I didn’t listen, my inner dialogue kicked in and responded that I could do that later and I regretted the decision I made. At other times I did listen, and when I listened I was grateful that I did. The more times I listen to my inner voice and not the secondary inner dialogue that followed, not only I am better off, but I hear the inner voice more clearly the following time it appears.
Expenses: 25 Euros
Notes: I didn't track my expenses diligently, but I did spend a little more than I did with Roncesvalles so I bumped the amount from the previous day to 5 Euros more.