Dinner at Santa Brigada was very good. We had a fresh salad (They always put tuna in the salads) and home-made paella with chicken.
Rosa, Elodia, and I took a walk after dinner and had another great sunset.
The ancient rock walls line the route back to the town with the yellow arrow marking, “The Way.”
I had a wonderful breakfast this morning of fresh orange juice, eggs, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and tea.
I saw a man walking today with flip-flops and carrying two pair of shoes because his feet hurt too much. Here he is walking towards San Anton Convent that is now used as an Albergue. The convent had been used to take care of pilgrims and was dedicated to the cure of a disease that spread across the Middle Ages. I was happy to see Lydie again.
A couple of people have commented about how happy I look in my photos and I realized that I am usually smiling the whole day. The Camino is wonderful.
I enjoyed the town of Castrojerez. I loved the man who was cutting lavender for his Albergue.
Who said the Meseta was flat. We came to a 1050 Meter hill that had an uphill grade of 12% and the down hill was 350 meters at 18%.
David was selling food at the top for a donation and he had a sign that said he had tools to repair backpacks and boots. He fixed the strap on my pole that had broken.
David Moran and Lydia and I stopped for a bit today. David went over the map with her.
It actually rained for a couple of minutes before I reached the town of Itero de la Vega. I put on my rain jacket and took it off almost immediately. This place is really small.
David, who fixed my poles, just showed up at the La Mochia Albergue where we are sleeping – what a treat
Elodia and I are making dinner tonight and will eat with Rosa. This will be our last night together because they have to take a taxi tomorrow to Fromista and then a bus to Leon. Another hard goodbye.
September 14, 2014 at 3:31 am
Hi Nancy, I am travelling with you along the Pilgrims trail. Your blog brings back floods of memories. We took a bus across the mesa. Afterwards, Bernie was sorry about not walking it. The paella looks delicious. It doesn’t sound like you are ever lonely. Take care Elaine
September 15, 2014 at 5:22 am
When I was in Spain, I began to hate the salads because of the tuna. We were all so starved for a good salad. Upon arriving in Santander, we found a fair going on, we went. We were busy getting ready to order a chorizoe sandwich, when someone came along and said they have beautiful tossed salads without tuna. We all ordered a large one served on a platter, and pigged out completely on it.
The photo with the sunset was astounding!
September 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Hi! Sorry I haven’t commented in a while! Have been super busy and was just sick but that’s a beautiful sunset! Love u!
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September 16, 2014 at 3:29 am
those are cool rocks!!!!!!
September 16, 2014 at 9:17 am
It all sounds like heaven to me :-). Ann