Every morning I get up and pack everything I'm not currently wearing, put it on my back, and set off... it's a wonderful feeling. I have an orange and grey backpack that I bought to take to Nepal, it's 35 litres, and in it I have:
three tank tops, three t-shirts, a pair of capris, a pair of leggings, a pair of shorts
three pairs of socks, four pairs of underwear, two bras, one bathing suit
backpacking towel, headlight, solar panel- which charges - my ipod, guidebook, journal, very small book to read (The Confessions of St. Augustine).
the white ugly sandals talked about earlier and a green cotton sundress, both for evenings
raincoat, rain pants, hat, backpack rain cover
two sweaters, one is neon green and has a hood and cool thumbholes in the sleeves, and the other is fuzzy
water bottle, pocket knife
two little pouches that contain: a small bottle of shampoo, bar of soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, tiny hairbrush, and the tape and gauze for my feet, sunscreen, Fisherman's Friends, Tylenol, bandaids
a jar of apricot jam...
The last item is because sometimes breakfast is provided in the albergues, but it doesn't always feature jam. So I'm carrying my own. I'm a little tired of the clothes I brought and they don't get terribly clean with the hand washing. I'm worried that I smell.
We are in Belorado tonight. Jessica and Tina want to take the bus to Burgos tomorrow, because they've been told it's a steep hill out of Belorado. I've said I'll come with them.