After the heat of yesterday I had decided to start early, so after a good night’s sleep I was underway by 6.00 am. It was still dark and a crescent moon hung low in the sky. It was cool enough to wear my fleece jacket. I walked at a good pace covering 5 kilometres in the first hour and just after sunrise I stopped for breakfast in the small village of Ledigos. I continued at a good pace before reaching the village of Moratinos with its Bodegas which look like something from the Hobbits but are in fact man made caves for the storage of food and wine – a tradition that goes back 2000 years. Three kilometres past Moratinos I reach the halfway point in my journey exactly 400 kilometres from my starting point in St.Jean Pied de Port 17 days ago – I took a selfie of myself to celebrate.
A little further on I walked with Bernard from Dublin for a short while – he never stopped talking ! and just before I reached Sahaguin I rested for a while where I met Tom from Tipperary who was waiting for his daughter to catch him up. After 24 kilometres I reached Sahagun at just after noon with plenty of time to rest and explore before I resume tomorrow.