I have to admit that in a moment of indiscretion I posted what might have appeared to be comments on the Spanish that were less than generous. Indeed some readers would say I had been totally rude to my hosts who all had been kind and hospitable. My intention was to point out, especially to would be pilgrims the challenges of the Camino, ad the surprises in some small places like Santo Domingo.
Indeed where else in the world can one get a cup of good coffee for 1 euro or, as we had earlier today, a 3 course meal for 13 euros, and find locals who helpfully pointing out the right way to Santiago despite all the disruptions to their lives.
The weather conditions at the Pyrenees were awful but then so are all mountain ranges. Since then it has been clear blue skies and bright sunshine eveyday.
As you can see in the photo we were smiling as we prepared ourselves for some Spanish ham, salad, tomatoes, fresh bread and vino tinto (red wine).