We had hoped for a dry day, alas it was not to be. As our walk from Muxia to Leres was only 15km. However the heavy rain in Muxia an hour before we left was the start of what was to follow. Also because we walked close to the coast so we had very strong gusts of wind that almost stopped us in our tracks.
Yesterday we purchased in Muxia some wet weather gear that would go over our rucksacks and come down to our knees. When we experienced rain last week we got wet because the rain seeped inside the waterproof covers of our rucksacks and our rain jackets only came to our waists. So we gave up on good fashion sense and purchased a poncho for Clare and a waterproof mac for Noel. Now we are fully covered from the rain.
Today’s walk was one of the most beautiful we have experienced. Forest and woodland, coast and sea views were an absolute delight. As we got to Leres the heavens opened and our new gear was tested. You can see Clare in our picture on her pilgrimage today just before the rain.
Tonight we are staying at a small and beautiful Casa in Leres and have escaped the ongoing rain for today.
There is a 2 day festival that starts tonight at.7pm. We have heard the sound check from the stage and it sounded dreadful. Time will tell.