Crosses ~ June 10, 2018

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018, Day #31
  • Lugo Distance
  • 19 miles; total 434.5 miles
  • 1,795’ ascent and 2,600’ descent
  • 50% hard surface
  • Time: 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Weather: 50-65 overcast NO RAIN

Three figures often are displayed on the cross in Galicia, Jesus crucified, the co-redeemer Mary, and Apostle Saint James.

  • 1st towards Lugo
  • 2nd towards Lugo
  • 3rd towards Lugo

Should Have ~ Day 40 ~ May 16, 2014

Day 40, May 16 ~ Day 40
0 miles, 470 miles REST DAY #4
Altitude: 124 meters
Weather: blue sky with clouds 60-75F

Leaving France is hard. I should have eaten more food, should have drank more wine, should have paused more to take in the beauty, should have learned more French….no one wants to leave France.

I spent hours on a computer improving my blog. Days are in sequential order and all pilgrimage pictures have been enlarged (London, Yorkshire, and Paris pictures are still in small format).

Jeffery and I had a long walk by the river cementing our friendship. It is his prayer card I drew in Le Puy and by shear chance met him 350 miles later. His family and I are bound. His wife joins him in days and with Camino magic I will met her too.






And Walk ~ Day 39 ~ May 15, 2014

Day 39, May 15
13 miles, 470 miles
Altitude: 124 meters
Weather: blue sky with clouds 60-75F

For eight years I dreamed of walking the Camino from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago, Spain. Three years ago I learned The Way begins in Le Puy, France doubling the length of the pilgrimage. There is such a huge feeling of satisfaction knowing I have completed the harder half. Arriving in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port I feel like the sage pilgrim knowing all you need to do is walk and walk and walk.



Lottery ~ Day 36 ~ May 12, 2014

Day 36, May 12
13 miles, 440 miles total
Altitude: unlisted
Weather: clear, overcast 58-72F

During the pilgrim blessing at Le Puy, I was encouraged to take a prayer card written in English.

Bless all my family. Keep them safe from harm. Give Arthur and Ava strength to live.

Stopping at each chapelle and cathedral along the Chemin, I have reflected on this prayer request.

Thirty-five days later I met my first American, a man from Hawaii. It is his prayer card I carry.

Camino magic. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket.