I heard this proverb years ago, and it became our montra for the Camino. I have never developed blisters on a hike, but I've never met anyone, myself included, who didn't get blisters on the Camino. Pilgrims switch into sandals as soon as they've reached the day's destination to give their feet a break. One of the first things you do in the morning is to tape, bandage, moleskin, or otherwise prep your feet for the day's trek.
This Albergue in Santo Domingo de la Calzada provided a volunteer to tend to the battered feet of pilgims.
It was a mostly overcast day on our way from Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, but the landscape was still beautiful.
Remains of walls that used to ring the city of Santo Domingo de la Calazada.
The cathedral in Santo Domingo de la Calzada.