After leaving Lleida, I finally managed to walk out of the fog. I’m not sure what it usually is like living in that area, but I hope the people there don’t have to endure the cold, uninspiring fog all the time…
Have walked a few days and the road has varied from tiny gravel tracks to main highways.
The best roads are the small ones that wander through the hills and lead to tiny villages desperately clinging to the sides of the hills. But they are also the slowest and usually the roughest. Not only that, they often lead to dead ends!
But there are all sorts of things to see along the way.
I took a short food break at a shrine erected beside a very small gravel road. As I approached the shrine, it was very difficult to see if the statue was pointing towards heaven or just giving me “the finger”.
Good news! Just found out that I am going to go to a traditional Swedish “Julbord” on Sunday. Will be the very first thing I do when I arrive in Barcelona.
Just finished reading By Men or By the Earth, by Tyler Coulson. It’s the story about his walk across America. Although I think I have walked at least the same distance on my walk so far, I can definitely say that I have had a much easier time. Will be exciting to compare my upcoming crossing with his experiences. Although it’s better for the story told afterwards if you have been forced to survive a few challenges, I sort of hope my walk continues with the good luck it’s had so far.
Tomorrow I walk down to Tarragona and I might spend a day there doing some city sightseeing.