Sitting around the camp fire with some other adults was a lot of fun but now it’s time to move on . I ate a meager breakfast at the grocery , tackle shop before getting a late start, 9 am , after everyone left. Very atypical for Phantom . The walk was easy for the most part, some rocks, some climbs but pretty much what I have come to expect from Virginia . I found one of Michael Angelo s feathers he carried on his walking stick and wanted to return it if I caught up to him. However I ended up dropping it along the way . Later in the day I was sitting along the trail trying to decide if I wanted to walk to a hostel that was an organic farm when out popped Michael Angelo and his feather. Apparently he got off the trail and when he got back on he found it where I dropped it. He was so happy that we walked to the hostel for smoothies and Yoga. I decided not to stay for organic dinner.
I pressed on but when I got to the shelter the water source was lacking . So I pressed on to the next spring which was worse. So I pressed on to the next spring which was a puddle. So I collected some dirty water as I wondered what organic water tastes like. I boiled the water and used it for my rice beans and tuna casserole . I’ll let you know how it turns out . So my water is limited for tomorrow but I’m only about 6 miles from town, the next source . My plan is to get up early and be in town before things heat up.