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, June 26, 2016

Day 27 Las Herrerias to Fonfria.

Last look at Las Herrerias at dawn. Today's 14 miles included 3300' of elevation gain so at first light I was off. 
In the first section  to La Faba, the Camino was muddy and torn up by tractors and horses. It is really just a farm trail. 
In La Faba I caught first sun highlighting its small church. 
The trail continued to wind upwards. 
Finally the trail opened up and the views were spectacular. 
And up. 
Looking south. 
Just above O'Cebriero, looking to the north. 

Finally the high point of the day. A modern sculpture of a pilgrim. 
As I headed down, the views continued. 
The churches in this area are small and quite modest. Still, the slate roofs. 

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