The nose knows

When I left this morning the clouds were still low and misty. Being so high up in the mountains everything is moist. At least 6 km were completed by walking through large areas of wild lavender and something similar to eucalyptus.

Given the misty air and those incredible smells I almost felt as if I was at the Spa… Well except for watching every step to ensure I didn’t sprain an ankle on those rocky patches.

It’s amazing when deprived of noise and distractions how other senses take over.

I’ve been given a strong sense of smell. Walking through these paths of herbs and flowers has been a truly delightful opportunity to pay attention to all the various smells.

I’ve always had a penchant for lavender and from this point on, its smell will now remind me of this part of the Camino… And of Chef Tim’s lavender cookies!!!