By early afternoon this day, my right foot was toast, and timing-wise, I was so grateful we ended up at a restaurant in the middle of somewhere, where I crashed and burned and still thoroughly enjoyed a meal and brew with Nancy. The bartender called a cab (which is not at all unusual along the Camino), I bade Nance a safe rest-of-the-hike, then limped over to this combo taxi stop and cattle crossing situated right next door to the restaurant.
It was actually very nice timing. I sat and enjoyed a chat with another pilgrim who stopped due to his sore leg while also capturing a gaggle of very colorful and animated young ladies. Their large group got caught up while grabbing a meal as well, then proceeded on the Camino trail. Great to watch and hear such animated exuberance for a change!