(thanks to Rebecca on the Pilgrimage to Santiago forum, who responded to my March of the Damned comment yesterday) it´s not cool to quote Hape Kerkeling on this forum, but here’s his bit on Calzadilla:
"I ... use the denim shirt for hiking and the city shirt, obviously, for the city. But here in Calzadilla, I leave my denim shirt on. Not only is it barely a city, but I’m still mad at the place because it hid from me until the last minute.” A page or two earlier he says “I’d sooner drag myself over the Pyrenees in the fog than try this part again.”
I haven´t cared much for Mr. Kerkeling before, but this passage is right on the mark. Yes, I would rather haul my butt over the Pyrenees in the cold & fog than walk that 17.8 km stretch of hell again.