Molinaseca - Villafranca del Bierza 30km
It's 91 degrees at 6 pm. Our day started at 6 am this morning. Our plan was to beat the heat if possible, with a 30km trek ahead of us. We actually got to watch the full moon go down, and later we watched the sun rise.
In Ponferrada, we passed an incredible castle that served the Templar Knights. Unfortunately, we were there about 2 hrs before it opened, so hopefully I can visit it next year when I pass this way again.
We walked a total of 30k today in this heat. No clouds and occasionally we had shade when we left the trail to sit under a cherry tree. Today took a lot out of me physically. I feel completely drained. I am trying to recover from the heat. I drank about 3 liters on the trail and now have put away another liter. Hopefully a good meal and sleep will help.
I did meet a lady from Texas today. I think she is probably in her late 60s to early 70s. She has been walking the trail from France, as well. She started a few days before us and plans on finishing the 22nd or so of June. Other than meeting her and a small bit of conversation, today I was in survival mode. Trying to beat the heat and stay hydrated till the end of the day.
6/14/2014 10:02:09 pm
The Ponferrada castle is definitely worth a visit! Do try to take a tour next year.
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