After about six kilometres we finally joined the Camino proper.
The building at the end is just like an Hotel in Dubai and is a Hotel too.
The trees now gave us a little respite from the rain which never stopped.
It wasgrey from sea to sky as you can see.
Occasionally we came across signs which showed we were were on the right path.
This statue interestingly enough is of Catherine of Braganza who became a Queen of England in 1666 which was when Alan‘s old Regiment was formed!
The Weather App had said that flooding was possible in low lying areas and though he already had wet feet, didn’t fancy wading! Can you get wetter than wet we asked, but he did not bother to reply! He made the decision to walk along the N10 a major highway instead. There were often no footpaths only a white line as hard shoulder which on occasion was right at the verge! Not a nice path with all the traffic but once committed we had to just grin and bear it again! Was it better than wading through swamps?
We stopped for lunch around 13:30hrs, and had an isotonic drink and a fish pie.
We had already walked some 24kms as you can see and various Camino Apps and maps were saying we still had 12 kilometres to go to Alhandra, which Alan did not fancy at all.
50 Bunks indeed what it was, was pull up a bit of floor and lay down!
The two humans improvised with mats found in the hall, showered and changed. The water at least was hot!
Alan hung his washing on the net of the goal posts. Goodness knows if it will be dry by morning?
The humans got their pilgrims passport stamped and made a 5€ donation for their bed spaces!
They then went in search of sustenance which they found quite quickly and with isotonic drinks, chicken and chips with salad were soon feeling better!