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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Day 23 Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

I enjoyed Astorga but happy to be headed further into Galecia. I started the climb up the Cantabrian Mountains. From here it will be a steady climb to the highest point of the Camino reached tomorrow. 

Not much sun today. The rain held off but I wore the dreaded pilgrim's poncho to stay warm. 
In these hills, the buildings are smaller and made of stone. 
The small towns are little more than ghost towns kept going only by providing services to pilgrims. 


And on up. 
I found my home for the night was outside of town - more of a mountain lodge. Isolated and no cafe, but they had a beer for me!

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