In good weather, layers are the best. Sleeveless first, then short-sleeved, followed by long sleeves. Strip as needed.
For cool windy days or for light rain, this wind jacket we bought last minute in Laramie WY has been a godsend!
When it rains steadily a poncho which covers everything, works the best. Shorts are best because bare legs dry much faster than leggings.
And when the rain stops, all you do is flip the front of the poncho back over your head where it can dry somewhat and allow you to cool off. That poncho kept me cozy and warm today for the first half of the day. The cap is a MUST as it keeps the raindrops off my glasses. The “mussar ” (scarf), my favourite from Oman, is also a MUST as it keeps your neck warm, soaks up sweat, dries quickly, and works as a blanket in the plane too. The little orange “baby wash-cloth” (thank-you Leah) is my “snot rag”. There’s already way too much tissue deposited all along The Way!
Today is Day 21. We are at the halfway point in Sahagun, just a few days before we get to Leon. We have had only one rainy day before today, earlier on in the walk. The MAGIC abounds on the Camino but that’s a whole other blog!!