I need to say a few words about Merlen. He is the most devoted dog that anyone could wish for and I adore him really even though I pretend not to. He just keeps on going mile after mile and never complains. His stick finding ability has become legendary within the hound fraternity.He doesn't seem to mind that I can't pick them up to throw them( q ruck sack ) he just continues to try his luck with each one he finds. I think he's secretly just having a laugh! Party of me is glad that the Camino auberges don't allow dogs, He'd get all the attention!