We are 10 days or 8 stages or 130 miles into our a journey. Today was a relatively short 13 miles from Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. A fairly boring walk through a somewhat quaint town and then a somewhat depressing town attached to a golf course. The Cathedral museum in Santo Domingo is quite special (be sure to see the live chickens!! Courtesy of the legend of the hanging man) but otherwise not much to report (day 5? on sprained ankle and swelling is down a bit - but I continue to worry about it).
I was actually thinking about pulling out everything from my bag and seeing what's been used and what hasn't. Then someone on Facebook actually asked what to bring. So here goes.
For the most part, I did pretty well on stuff I haven't used;
-Earplugs to give away
-flashlight (kindle and phone make irrelevant)
-pack lock (carrying for Janine )
-extra water bottle
Maybe list. Using but could live without.
- Running shorts
- 3rd pair socks
- 3rd pair underwear
- 2nd t-shirt
- thick sweatshirt
- inflatable raft (was critical for flight over given sciatica issues - could dump. Cost $4).
- Wireless keyboard - using lots for blog
|most of my stuff|
- Plastic Bags and ziplocs.
- Pocket knife
- day bag
- Camino Guidebook
- Phone (camera, watch, e-mail when wi-fi)
-Euro adapter plugs and phone/kindle cords
-sleeping bag (maybe could have done a sleep sack instead)
-detachable long pants
-collared wick-a-way shirt
-collared long sleeve shirt (for cool evenings)
-IBUPROFEN. O sweet inflammation reliever.
-toothbrush and toothpaste
-razor and travel size shaving cream. Once every four days!
-2 pairs sock liners
-3 pairs athletic socks
-3 pairs underwear
-hat (bought a really nice one, left at home, found one on trail)
-2 credit cards
-2 atm cards
-bandana (for neck)