Last night it did my favorite thing: rained! I'm bring serious -- I love camping in the rain (provided you have the equipment for it).
written Aug 5, 2019 @ 06:31 PM after hiking 25.00 miles
Around 7, we mobilized and Crash put on his poncho because we were basically still in the cloud and it was gonna be a wet one
After that, we got to going through the mysterious mist-draped country. Everything was so spectacularly green it was hard to not be happy, even if it wasn't sunny.
On and on we went, plowing through the miles, green every step of the way.
See some point we crossed into Spain, which complicated things a lot -- now when we passed another hiker, we didn't know what to say! "Bonjour!" or "¡Hola!"? I gave up and just went with "hei hei!" instead.
Many hours later we realized we'd taken a wrong turn, but that's okay -- we were just running parallel to where we wanted to be. If we push on, we'll meet up with where we want to be. This included going through the Spanish of Elizondo.
In Elizondo, we stopped for a resupply since it would be four days until our next food. It was fun walking through a foreign supermarket and getting new things (and some customary things)
After that we figured we might as well get some delicious Spanish food because duh. We found a little cafe, but were foiled by siesta! The town was just opening up again and the kitchens weren't yet ready for food. However, we got some potato-cheese-quiche thing which was better than nothing.
Then we got the trail and began the big climb out of town. Climbs mean one thing: few campsites. So after a while we found a flat-ish area and decided we should make it work even though we both wanted to hike a bit more. Oh well, we shouldn't get greedy!
It looks like it might be another wet night, so we set up our tents. If it doesn't rain, at least they'll dry out!