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Campsite C to Campsite D 15.9 miles (Five water stops, five full stops) We walk almost 16 miles, the longest day on the Migrant Trail.  Though the mid-afternoon sun beat down on us as we finish the day’s journey, we are consoled in the evening by our first (and only shower on the trail).

Campsite B to Campsite C 10.8 miles (Four water stops, three full stops) We have a shorter walk today, and we set up camp around noon.  Our feet are tired, and we haven’t showered since Sunday, but the donated food and the van carrying our belongings remind us of how well off we still are.

“It isn’t just a matter of fair trade coffee at your local Starbucks.” — Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) commenting on the need for consumers to actively care about the labor conditions that produce their food. For more information on fairness in U.S. fields, visit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.