Being the stubborn individuals we are, we decided to just keep going. We enjoyed a second wonderful breakfast and then Nedjo went shopping for new insoles hoping that would help his feet/boot problem. It helped that we knew it would be a short day so we didn’t have to rush away and could rest as needed. Nedjo had to help get my pack on and off, as he had been doing for the past few days.
It was easy going at first leaving Cáceres around noon, followed by three kilometres on the highway, which is never pleasant. But soon we were on a path beside the highway and it was an easy run into Casar de Cáceres.
We arrived at 3:45 so only had 15 minutes to wait until the tourist office opened and we could pay, get our credentials stamped and get shown to the albergue across the plaza. There were just four of us staying there which made it good for our first night in a municipal albergue. The €5 price included the use of a washer and dryer, so we were glad that we hadn’t bothered finding a laundromat in Cáceres. We decided that we’d enjoy cooking since the kitchen, though tiny, looked sufficient to the task and had a delicious meal. A young woman from Madrid and another woman from France were our companions that night and we enjoyed visiting with each of them and looked forward to more chances to meet up if our schedules aligned.