Being overly dramatic again but both of us thought we'd be risking heat stroke if we had continued on today. We stopped just short of Estella, the top of the page for those following the Camino Guide. We swore off the 90+ degree heat for the afternoon of the 4th of July. Instead we chose to luxuriate at the Albergue Casa Magica in their amazing shower and by their pool. Happy Birthday 'Murica!
Highlights from the day include not dying rom the heat, a myriad of beautiful churches, a delicious picnic lunch in the shade of a Roman era bridge, more sightings of the Donkey Couple, and a nice dinner in the city we never made it to (Estellla - we took a cab, then back tracked - still have to walk it in the morning ).
Quite honestly, if anyone is reading this,keep the other pilgrims in your prayers. I fear for those with a schedule to keep. The heat tomorrow could make the hiker with a later start make really bad decisions. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun.
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