The best laid plans of mice and men [and pilgrims] often go awry.Robert Burns
We had a great plan today. We were going about five miles beyond the normal stopping point to a camping/RV park—with bungalows for pilgrims—right near a beach. It has a pool and Laurie was going to have a chance to try out a new swimsuit we bought her in Bilbao two weeks ago.
During our trek the early morning clouds gave way to afternoon sunny skies. Perfect swimming weather. We got to the gate after a long day and found a sign on the door to reception:
Closed till June 24th.
Looks like we’ll wait till tomorrow to hit the beach. I’ve been told that as pilgrims, we must suffer.
Our Walk Today
We’ve left behind big cities for awhile and walked through small villages and beach towns. Laurie got some cute animal pics. We noticed pan (bread) deliveries taking place. In the USA we have the milk man, here they have the pan man who leaves fresh bread in bags on doors or in special boxes. They take their bread seriously in Europe.
The Relive video shows us heading to the beach campground, and then back to the nearest town where we’ve checked into what is best described as a truck stop hotel. It may show our path, but it doesn’t show our disappointment.