Saturday, May 10, 2014


"As I walked in the very strong sun, I prayed in thanksgiving for this chance to be a pilgrim". (David Gibson, from Ultreia! Onward.)

Another amazing day. Highlights were the approach to a hilltop town (Cirauqui) as well as seeing fields of red poppies. I have walked two days without sunglasses because I lost them in Pamplona. Finally in a larger center now
and was able to get a new pair. Also, welcomed my first blister. Hello to Compeed products. It is getting hotter now. Not much shade and Jeff's watch registered 37 degrees this afternoon. The upside is that we are dealing with no mud at all. 
Yesterday we had a wonderful pilgrim's dinner. Usually they are cheap and spartan. This was a banquet laid out for us. Fish, meat, lasagna, salads (have not had a vegetable for a week now), scoop your own icecream (three flavours), beer and wine. All for 13 Euros. We all went nuts over this. There is definitely a spiritual element here!
We are hanging around now for our 8  PM dinner. It's basically eat and then sleep.

Photo taken by fellow pilgrim Bert Slofstra.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like another great day on the Pilgrim's trail today, Chris! So glad to hear all continues to go well, with minimal discomforts so far! Praying that feet and legs stay strong :). Have you seen fellow pilgrims Arlene and Joyce along the way? Wondering how they are doing in the Hostels! Thinking of all of you XOXX J&J