Day 12 – For now I smell the rain, and with it pain, and it’s headed my way… ramble on.

Colunga to Villaviciosa: 13.45 miles

As soon as I hit the pavement today it didn’t take me long to realise something had gone wrong over night. My feet hurt, really hurt. Blisters I can deal with, that pain goes away after a while as I have been use to it since day one. But my feet hurt way beyond the blisters. Deep muscle pain and my ankles are on fire. Okay, tough day ahead.

This is the Bates Motel /  Hammer House of Horror I stayed in, allegedly alone, last night. But it was complete with a mystery guest who was heard but never seen.

The whole town had the look and feel of the old wild west.

Decided on a short’ish day today because the pain wasn’t going to go away and I have time in the schedule. No point permanently damaging anything.

Few hills climbed and a lot of woodland to navigate. A couple of long distance glimpses at the ocean but again most of this day was inland.

Well the pain didnt get any better so I gave in after 14 miles. Luckily the rain held off until 5 minutes after I rolled in to town.
205 miles now in total. If I do 15 again tomorrow then that matches last year’s trip in the exact same amount of days. 

I probably have 1 more day of walking after that and then I’m just going to collapse and go on holiday, for 2 days 🙂

Then the final afternoon of walking will be back to the airport on Sunday night. 

I have some breathing space and really not entirely sure what to do with it. I might even stay right here an extra day. My feet are dead and it’s a beautiful town.

Lovely hotel too, for £20/night.

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