Day 4: Pontevedra - Calda dos Reis
Today I walked with the Brazilians. We had breakfast before leaving the hotel and left early trying to avoid the rain. We took very few breaks and I walked at their pace which was a big mistake. About 40 minutes till Calda dos Reis, I had to stop walking. My feet were killing me and I could tell I had blisters on the heels of my feet. I stopped walking. I told them I would meet them later at their hotel. I ended up staying at the same place they did because it was the first hotel as I walked into town. I walked to my room, removed my shoes and called them to inform them that I had arrived. I didn't see them anymore. I went into town, got some water, stopped at a bakery and went to the supermarket to get a few things. On the way back to the hotel, I stopped at a sports store and bought three pairs of socks. They are cotton and I am scared to wear them but I have no choice because wool wasn't available. I also stopped by an orthopedics store and bought some very cushy insoles. I am hoping they will help prevent the blisters from getting worse since my heels won't be sinking into the back of the shoes so much. I did all this before going to bed and I have no plans of waking up early tomorrow morning.