Intermission Entry 32, November 22nd, 2011, 12:29am (GMT +0)
Preparations continue for the camino. Today was the first extended test of the new boots, and while they're stiff (as to be expected from new, quality footwear) I have no rubbing or raw spots. I should have brought the rain gear on my four hour walk and tested that too . . . although dealing with illness, morale among the expedition members remains high. I am reminded of Mungo Park, lying sick in Africa with malaria for several months before even being able to start inland. Fortunately medical treatments don't include ingesting raw mercury any more, which is the only way Mungo Park survived a debilitating attack of dysentery on his second expedition.