This is the official first step of my pilgrimage. Immortalised for the socials because if it isn't online it never happened.
I'm at the Alto Del Perdón now, 770m in elevation.
The lady at the Conxa cafe that is at the summit gave me several compliments.
She asked me if I was from the Canary Islands 🇮🇨, no, sadly I'm not madam. Then she told me she thought I must be because I'm that handsome.
Bless her. I bet she says that to all the sweaty strangers that come across her path at the top there.
I feel disgusting, sweaty, I'm covered in mud but that's very kind of her. It's also apparently a joy to be up here today even though it's overcast but it's not windy. Apparently it's windy as fuck over here, that would explain all the wind turbines at the top there...
Puente La Reina now, 680km to the end.
I made it here. I'm tired. I'm hungry and I'm tired.
I have lost the ability to speak Spanish and think in English. I just got asked whether I wanted a menu in Castilian or English and I just said "yes, it's good"
Steps taken today: 37,010