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Hotanas to Intero de la Vega

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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.

We had homemade paella.
Rosa, Elodia, and I took a walk after dinner and had another great sunset.

Loved those sunsets in Hotonas.
The ancient rock walls line the route back to the town with the yellow arrow marking, “The Way.”

The yellow arrow marked 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.

This man was picking lavendar 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%.

The path had an 18% grade.

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 fixed my poles.

David Moran and Lydia and I stopped for a bit today.  David went over the map with her.

David went over the map with Lydie.

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.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

5 thoughts on “Hotanas to Intero de la Vega

  1. 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

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  2. 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!

    Joanna

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  3. 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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  4. those are cool rocks!!!!!!

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  5. It all sounds like heaven to me :-). Ann

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