Day 8: No. No. No.

Just the facts
Day 8: Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Villafranca
Distance: 21 miles/ 34 km
Time: 6.5 hours
Total to date: 141miles/227 km
Aches and pains: The ball of one foot still aches and one toe is discolored and painful.

No hair, no make up, no nails, no clothes. Well, no smart clothes. For the first time in more years than I can remember I am walking out the door each morning with all those no’s, and so pleased about it. And, of course, nobody else cares. I think I could get used to this. Or not.

Casey, Emil and I continue to enjoy lots of friendly banter as we tick off thebkilometers. I think Emil loves the teasing he gets from us.

Tonight we splurged and took private rooms in the San Anton Abad Hotel which also has an attached albergue. We sat at dinner with Nina, a woman from Denmark, who has popped up from time to time. The pilgrims menu was extensive, as were the portions.

Casey says she needs to increase her daily kilometers if she is going to make her flight and has decided to make a predawn start in the morning. I will miss her.