Kilometres walked: 11.1km
Kilometres to Santiago: 771km
Weather: warm and sunny
Life lesson: It's a small world - my neighbours in the dorm are from Five Dock!
A sleepless night, anticipation, undulation, hesitation.
Friends who make me laugh loudly and constantly.
After not too much fuss we arrive. Valcarlos Buenos Tardes!
11km on our first day. Through vibrant green rolling hills clumped with cotton ball sheep.
A little steep, but not too much, and then a meal and off to sleep.
A dormitory filled with unusual and ungracious scents,
gentle snoring, and a noticeable lack of vents.
A town surrounded by gianormous mountains,
a precursor for what is to come.
Empty but for one man tending to a single grapevine into the night.
Pack the bags, up at dawn and do it all over again.