Camino de Santiago 2016

Every single one of us possesses the strength to attempt something he isn't sure he can accomplish. It can be running a mile, or a 10 k race, or 100 miles. It can be changing a career, losing 5 lbs., or telling someone you love her (or him).
-- Scott Jurek

Old age is the time to be dangerous. Dangerously fun loving, dangerously alive . . . This is the time to do every single thing we can possibly do with all the life we can bring to it. This is the time to live with an edge, with strength, with abandon. There is nothing for which to save our energy. Now it is simply time to spend time well.
-- Joan Chittister

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25

Northern Spain is getting cooler than normal temperatures and much more rain. It reminds me of the Pacific Northwest - very green and many of the same crops: peas, wheat, canola, and miles of grapes.

On the walk from Pamplona to Puenta la Reina, we climbed to Alta del Perdon where I got to take my very own picture of the pilgrims' sculpture. Discarded items line the Camino from pilgrims who packed too much. Often there are boots discarded because they don't fit properly. In this photo some foot weary pilgrim gave the sculpture a new pair of boots.

Along the Camino are rest stops, signs and sculptures. This one invites pilgrims to walk through. The pilgrim doing so is Peaceful Warrior. Yes, that's his name.

I didn't stop in Puerta la Reina, except of course, to snap a picture of the iconic bridge.


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