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Moratinos

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day26

    Lightened Heart

    September 24, 2017 in Spain

    In the year and half since Marita's heart skipped its final beat, I've been collecting heart shaped stones. We've added dozens to our rock garden and inside decor. As we were so vigilante about weight on the Camino, I told myself that I wasn't going to pick up any on the way, BUT I have been tempted by 2. The strange thing is that they both disappeared from my pack. Perhaps it is a sign that I've moved on to a lighter heart. Remembering Marita on her birthdayRead more

  • Day15

    The simple things ...

    September 24, 2017 in Spain

    ... in life are the best. Today that was two large slices of watermelon, being enthusiastically greeted by our Spanish friend Andrés, and sharing a laugh with a Belgian hiking trio. And now a tinto verano (red wine on ice with some fizzy lemon pop) at an Italian albuerge, bare feet and the anticipation of supper shortly. Ah ... muy buen!

  • Day28

    With rain and thunderstorms forecast for the afternoon I needed a reasonable start for the morning to be able to get to my next stopping point. The rain held off until evening except for a few sprinkles in the morning after dawn. Fortune has smiled upon me and I have not had to deal with rain since the first days in the Pyrenees.

    Most of the walking today was on rocky pathways parallel to highways. Sycamore trees lined the path. They reminded me of the grand sycamore that we used to climb as kids. It seemed to be such a huge tree back then and was perfect for summer day adventures.

    A little over an hour into the walk came Sahagun, about 4 miles from where I spent the previous night. Upon entering the city I happened upon the Cafe Asturcon, a place that reminded me of Seattle with its big green trees and street side tables. Sahagun is noted for its pastries and Cafe Asturcon provided. I had a pastry that was flaky and melt in your mouth delicious.

    Leaving Sahagun, I walked through town on Sunday as the church bells rang calling the faithful to services. I passed a good number of men of a certain age with their Sunday slacks firmly belted just below their armpits.

    Another 6 miles along the trail came Bercianos del Real Camino. This is another silent town of few residents and many vacant buildings. The towns are so small that you do not have the noise of auto traffic. It is rare that cars are used in town; people just walk everywhere. After dropping my pack at the albergue I headed back into town to find the local market. Amazingly, I got the last half of a baguette that was available in town. To that I added a fresh local tomato with some olive oil and salt and had my first fresh tomato sandwich of the trek. It was delicious.

    Tonight I’m in a “donativo” albergue run by volunteers. Tonight looks to be a full house of 46 pilgrims compared to last night’s group of four in a 20 person albergue. I am a bit surprised to see so many people here since I saw only two hikers on the trail today.

    The days are getting windier and the nights are getting cooler. The sunflowers are starting to bow their heads and are slated for harvest in a few weeks. It feels like the seasons are changing.
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