Don't think we have mentioned one or two of the lesser delights of walking the trail. In fact I can hardly bring myself to mention them, they are so awful. The worst evil is the way pigs and cows are raised in enclosed spaces; every time we see them I apologise to the animals and want to let them out. They smell dreadful but it is the cruelty of it that upsets us, especially when there is such a lot of open space the animals could roam around in. Enough to turn us into vegetarians but it would be difficult to eat in Spain if we did.
Today we had to walk past loads of them, but beyond them things improved. In fact after the woes of poor way marking yesterday, today we decided to avoid a poorly marked section of track. With a bit of cunning and a hitchhike we managed to walk both ends and miss the middle. We were very glad we didn't miss seeing Montanana with its centuries-old stone buildings, absolutely beautiful.