Thursday, May 8.
Today's walk was through verdant fields of wheat and pine forest.
Another beautiful day.
|Beautiful blue skies!|
|Lots of wildflowers!|
|Pine forest up ahead|
In the forest, they had scarred each tree and were harvesting the sap or resin.
|The smell of the pine resin was wonderful!|
The walk took us through two other villages.
Añe had at least two good cold fountains and the next hamlet had two also.
So you don't need to carry much water.
|Walking into Añe|
|Joe at the info board in Añe|
|There is a good cold fountain here|
|Taking a break|
|My poor hot feet! That's dirt, not bruising.|
We slept at Santa Maria Real de la Nieva.
The small albergue there is clean and well equipped.
There are 4 bunk beds for a total of 8 beds.
Hot water showers and a functioning kitchen
makes this a nice place to sleep.
|Walking into Santa Maria Real|
|Albergue at Santa Maria Real de la Nieva|
|We shared the place with 3 other pilgrims|
|A nice bathroom and shower|
|A good kitchen for cooking!|
To reach the albergue go straight through the town,
following the flechas amarillas until you get to Calle Fuente Santa.
Albergue is on the left.
There is a nice little market a few meters down from the church.
The church cloister is exceptional, free, and worth a visit.
The church was closed but opened for morning mass at 8 am.
I will post photos in the next blogpost.
We found no wifi here.
But that's ok.
Sometimes it's nice to just have peace...