This is day 11 and things changed. After mulling it over this morning I decided to forward my backpack and still do the walk, as the two girls also staying here did the same. So I walked from Santo Domingo to Belorado 23.0 km. my feet held up ok and what a difference 20 pounds less makes. It was windy and cold but no rain. We are now in the provine of Castilla Y Leon and I noticed a difference, not as affluent as La Rioja. A lot of the villages are falling down and only occupied by old people. Met Barbara from Michigan who is doing the camino after having 2 hip replacements one year ago, she walks very slow, what I did in 11 days she did in 19 but she will get to Santiago as well.
What an inspiration . Today people in Spain celebrate Corpus Christy and all the front doors of the houses are decorated with flowers and crosses like little altars and when the procession goes by the road is strewn with flower petals. Here in Belorado they have some kind of celebration lots of people dressed in medieval garb and lots of music.
Hugs to all