Hard fact: - If you want to stay at the monastery in San Juan de Ortega (just before Ages) be lucky or book well in advance, it fills fast. We opted for the next village, Ages. - A fair ascent along the way. - This day is also a soothing walk in nature and Forrest.
Door of the day: Close your eyes and see what is behind the door.
Soft fact: - Our stay yesterday at Albergue Caminante was a staple food experience I guess. Nothing great to report, no cooking facility and only a small fridge to use for our own food. Interior below average. General feel average. - We took the bus 12km to Villafranca, giving Sam's knee an easier day considering the ascent. - We had our 2nd (only) day with some rain. It saved us from the heat. The bus was on summer plan so 7:15am became 9:15am. -> Lost 2 hours and came in a bit late at Ages. - Albergue El Pajar de Ages is very friendly and cosy. Their dinner was exemplary, awesome pumpkin soup, and best Paella yet in Spain. Custard -> wonderful. Got a beautiful small room under the roof, very low ceiling, but quiet and wonderful.
- Ages is the smallest of small when it comes to villlages, around 20 inhabitants. One man has made models of many of the houses, we met him in his workshop.