A lot has happened that has made me more comfortable with the idea of doing this trip on my timetable, not anyone else's, and so today I took advantage of it. Sahagun was supposed to be just a mid-day stop since it was only 13km in but I was so charmed by the city that I decided to stay. And so, it turned out, did a lot of people.
I happened upon Irish Mary again this morning just by chance and we took a long leisurely lunch at a sidewalk cafe and as soon as I took my boots off I knew I would stay. It was a great day-- and the first short day by choosing rather than my pain forcing the decision for me; a pleasant change of pace indeed.
But tomorrow has 31k in store so I'm off to bed quickly. BUT, the pictures and map on the right hand side have been updated. I appreciate your patience as I try to keep the bill under control. I've tried to use them to narrate the past couple of days too.