We went together this day with Maria. It was a good thing too as the weather and i the first half the path was quite depressing.
Ate a few figs along the way and had to use the raincoat for the second day. Although after a while I realised that it might not actually help much: since the rain was head-on it fell into it next to my face as well there was a lot of condensation on the inside so all in all I think I got more wet from it than without it ..
We took a break next to a beautiful industrial chemical plant pipe that was actually warm 🙂
In the second half the path went to the countryside away from the busy car roads finally and the misty scenary was a bit better but still depressing.
We arrived in Santillana Del Mar around 2. I was a bit disappointed as I planned to go forward but my shoes were just too wet. I went to the albergue I had a sandwich as it was still closed. Finally I figured out that the municipal albergue was actually more expensive than a hostel a few minutes away so I went there. Apparently Paul, Andre and Maria too.
Since I’ve been postponing doing laundry due to the weather I now had to do it and we shared it with Paul.
The place had a surprise: massage shower 😀
After some streching and settling we went for a dinner where I finally got to eat some paella.