So today is supposed to be one of the toughest days on the Camino. It starts out pretty flat but has a magnificently steep finish on the last 7km. For the most part it was a very pleasant day. We had rain on and off but it was mild and I had my umbrella. We hit the uphill portions and i was powering through it. I was feeling pretty good and pretty smug. And then… When we were a measly 4 km from the top when we cleared tree line and a storm blew in. The winds kicked up and the rain started to 'fall' sideways. I mean it was making my umbrella look anemic. I finally just had to fold it up and walk in the freaking freezing cold pouring rain of a windstorm. After the smug was washed clean off me, I stumbled into the lobby of my hotel half frozen and totally soaked inside and out. I am so glad I had a roof and a good meal waiting. Thank God! I love my new digs, even if they are only for a night.