But the day started on an interesting note with the fuerte de vino - a fountain with FREE wine for pilgrims. But arriving there at 7am meant that just a taste was fine. As every gram counts when you are carrying it yourself, it doesn't pay to fill a bottle and carry it for later. And when you can buy a 1L bottle of very drinkable wine for 1€... no need to. In fact, with my dinner I had a choice of drinks and I ordered red wine, expecting a glass and I got a bottle to myself!
Interesting things today: Pilgrims with horses that walked from Valencia to Santiago and were on their way back. An innovative farmer that set up a stall midway along a 13km stetch between villages.
7km before the end a lovely Spanish lady had set up a table under the trees offering free wine and tapas to passing pilgrims - delicious and most welcome!
At the albergue now, we are all comparing injuries and offering support. I am by no means the worst off as a lovely Australian girl I was walking with has such bad blisters which have become infected and she had to go to the hospital, where she was treated and told she can't walk for 3 days.
But injuries aside, there's a lovely vibe between everyone and I have met some great people so far.