Things Are Looking Better

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Many alburgues will only allow you to spend one night in their facility and by 8AM they expect you to be back on the trail. By 8AM Sue and an ill German pilgrim had managed to hike no further than the adjacent cafe before they both decided to take a taxi to the next town, Sahagun. There they each could get a room with a private bath, a necessity more than luxury considering the circumstances. I went on to Sahagun with Sue to offer medical support but I was actually most helpful when it came to pantomiming her symptoms for the Spanish speaking pharmacist.


After two days in Sahagun Sue was stable but very weak. I did some number crunching and it became evident that my visa could run out just shy of reaching the Cathedral in Santiago which would be most unfortunate. The best solution was to…

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