GR11 Day 6 Signposts Lie
First piece of flat ground near a stream 3 hrs from Burguete - Burguete
We have agreed that it's time for a rest day, we reckon if we push on that we could be in Burguete by midday. Then we can hope to book a room, or there is a campsite 2 km out of the village.
Richard and I hobble on and we make quite good progress till we reach the hills and then it's just a vertical up over bloody tussocks of grass and fern. The sun is out which is lovely in the early morning, but also blinding as we are travelling in an easterly direction, so we keep losing the marker posts in the glare. To be honest it isn't hard to lose them, as they are about 2 inches high, so unless you trip over them you may as well just keep going up.
I would like to say more about the views, expansive, the horses - many, the trees lots off, and wax lyrical about what a spectacular walk it is but, I can't I'm too bloody knackered. The road into Burguete is soooooo long, someone is playing tricks on me again or I have stumbled into a time vortex, as I swear I just past a sign that said 1.40hr and have we walked for a good 30 mins and another sign just said 1.35 hr !!!! I know we are slow but we are not crawling it.
Eventually we make it, but everywhere we try is fully booked, we are on the verge of a major tiff when we find a cafe and diffuse the situation with coffee and cake. Pastry power is very underrated. Miracle of miracles the women that owns the cafe has rooms, we book in for 2 nights in the hope that the rest will restore our bodies as well as our souls.
Things I am wondering about:
Whatever happened to Doug and John, they owe me a bag of pasta.
Why are we doing this!
I wonder what bits of equipment I can get rid off to make this bag lighter.
Do we really need a tent?