Day 5: Carrion de Los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza
OK, now we know why some people choose to bike or even skip the Meseta. I’m glad we didn’t, but it is, indeed, a long, hot stretch of nothing but crops, dust and flies. I am a big believer in the notion that you find what you’re looking for, so Donna and I made a point of looking for things that we could be grateful for.
Trees! Yesterday was sans trees. Today we had a decent stretch of tree-lined trekking. Breeze! It was in the high 70s today, and the perspiration streams turned our clothing into swamp coolers when the breezes blew through. Today was a relatively short day of 17k. Around 10K we finally found an oasis in the form of an entrepreneur who set up a rest stop with a barbecue and cold drinks.