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  • Day13

    Rabanal to Molinaseca

    October 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Hola from Spain. I left Rabanal on Tuesday morning. I walked with my friends, Jay, Theresa, Chris & Deb the whole day. It was a very arduous day as we hit the highest peak and came down the other side into the town of Molinaseca. It was an interesting day not only because of the elevations but the temps started out in the 30’s and ended up in the 80’s by mid afternoon. Molinaseca is a great Camino of the best actually. My friends treated me to dinner as a send off....a great evening. Wednesday morning I traveled with them to their next stop as they are continuing on and I am leaving for home. They are great people I am missing them. I only knew them a week and a half or so but it is much different now that they have gone ahead. That’s it for now...I hope this finds everyone well.Read more

  • Day25


    June 23, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Wow, another amazing day along the camino. Hiked up a hill early morning to see the sunrise.... Missed it. I was sweaty and tired but pulled through. Eventually I stopped in a village called Molinaseca, which has an amazing river and bridge that everyone was chilling by.
    Ended the day by finding out I am officially in possession of a Bachelor degree, therefore went to celebrate with tapas, tinto and shots 🎉
    One of my favorite days by far ❤
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  • Day37

    Cruz de Ferro, the Iron Cross

    May 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we climbed to the highest point on the Camino, Monte Irago, and the Iron Cross. The Cross was placed there in the 11 th century by a Catholic abbot to mark the way for pilgrims traveling to Santiago. Pilgrims often bring a stone or some remembrance to leave at the Cross, or to represent a burden they wish to leave behind.

    It was a tough climb up, but a tougher climb down (to be continued...)
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  • Day28

    Cruz de Ferro

    September 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    This is the highest point of our trip. A momentous moment, every pilgram brings a stone (or something special) to leave behind, a symbol of the past, the journey, and what lies ahead.

    I brought my rock with me from Australia, collected on my last walk with dad and Lauren before my holiday and today I leave it here as I move forward on my journey, my pilgrimage.Read more

  • Day28

    Day 26. Molinaseca

    September 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    A long day, about 30kms, mostly downhill, mostly rocks, definitely steep. But I made it, had a few moment where I was just too exhausted to keep going, it's hard to stop halfway down a mountain side!
    So now, showered, in bed resting up before dinner, an absolutely beautiful albergue, so far the bed have been pretty good
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  • Day22


    May 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Taking a rest in El Acebo, I realized that after three weeks of hiking with my 17-18 pound pack, I need to give my body a break and send my pack ahead of me so I can make better headway. Today, the 18 km walk to Ponferrada was very quick without carrying my pack and my legs were much happier.

    I learned that I can’t compare my 60-year-old body’s abilities to the last time I walked this way seven years ago carrying the same weight the whole distance. I was subconsciously making a judgement that I should be able carry my pack as I did in the past. But over the course of a couple hundred miles, I have learned my limits; this is a good thing.

    Now I feel like I can tackle O’Cebreiro, the big mountain looming ahead of me, and my dread and fear is gone. It is worth losing a little freedom and spontaneity in having to plan ahead where I will walk and sending my pack to a specific place. It gives me the added advantage of knowing where I will lay my head at the end of a long day.

    I’m growing tired of uncomfortable nights of tossing and turning in dormitories full of pilgrims, though I do enjoy their company at dinner. I don’t mind the lack of privacy so much as other matters of incompatibility, of which I will spare the details.
    So I will stay in hostels when I can which will afford a little more comfort at night.

    So, with that, I’m going to turn in and prepare for the long stage tomorrow.
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  • Day13

    Tag 12 geschafft

    June 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    - fühlt sich wie fliegen an -
    Das waren heute 22 Km von „Foncebadon“ nach „Molonaseca“. Laut Pilgerführer nur 19 aber meine Uhr sagt 22 und das klingt besser!

    Es ging früh los und nach nur 2 km hab ich den „Cruz de Ferro“ erreicht einer der symbolträchtigsten Punkte auf dem Jakobsweg. Über einem gewaltigen Steinhaufen erhebt sich ein 5 m hoher Eichenstamm, der an der Spitze ein Eisenkreuz trägt. Jeder Pilger fügt einen Stein hinzu und trägt damit zu einer tausendjährigen Pilgertradition bei. Ich hab meinem an meinem 2 Tag kurz hinter Burgos gefunden und ihn somit 253 km weit an diesen Punkt getragen. Weil man dort etwas von seinen „Lasten“ ablegen darf, hab ich meine innere Last natürlich auch abgelegt und sie mit einem Spruch auf dem Stein umschrieben. Fühlte sich echt gut an!
    Danach ging es nur noch über Stock und Stein steil bergab! Was für ein Abendteuer! Man müsste echt aufpassen wohin man tritt und wirklich jeden Schritt mit Bedacht gehen da es echt steil und felsig war. Aber gestern, als es bergauf ging hatte ich ja nicht so viel Spaß und fand es eher anstrengend...heute war es so toll! Das war so abwechslungsreich und spannend jeden Schritt genau zu überdenken und nicht nur stumpf geradeaus zu laufen oder sich den Berg rauf zu kämpfen.
    Also halten wir fest: Marry Berg auf = ufff!
    Marry Berg ab = Jipppiajej ☺️.
    Da war die Hitze und die 20 km irgendwie Nebensache, weil es so Spaß gemacht hat. Aber ja, ich merke meine Füße, also wird sich morgen geschont und nur 8 km bis in die nächste größere Stadt zurückgelegt! Ich hab ja Zeit.
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  • Day4


    March 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Auf dem Weg nach Ponferrada durchquert man die verträumte Stadt Molinaseca. Mit rund 900 Einwohnern ist sie weder klein noch groß. Gleich zwei Kirchen liegen am Ortseingang (Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias und Iglesia de San Nicolás).

    Die Bewohner sind sehr herzlich. Im örtlichen kleinen Supermarkt wurde ich mit Banane und gezuckerter Hibiskusblüte beschenkt, weil ich etwas an der Kasse warten musste.

    Dabei habe ich hier jede Menge Zeit :)

    Für mich bis hierhin eine der schönsten Ortschaften.
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  • Day23

    Day 22: Rabanal - Molinaseco

    August 26, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Now we feel like real pilgrims! Set off this morning in the middle of a thunderstorm, but still managed to look great in our ponchos. Placed our stones and walked through the mountains to get some amazing viewsRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Molinaseca, モリーナセカ, 24413, Молинасека, Молінасека, 莫利纳塞卡

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