Bleak Recovery ~ May 27, 2018

• Sunday, May 27, 2018, Day #17

• Piñeres de Pría

• Distance 12 miles; total 241.5 miles

• 949’ ascent and 832’ descent

• 20% hard surface

• Time: 7 hours

• Weather: 50-60 misty rain to overcast

When walking becomes bleak, I find a most welcoming albergue owner who spends an hour sorting out my next five days to manageable distances, reservations, and a stay at the monastery.

1st towards Piñeres de Pría

2nd towards Piñeres de Pría

3rd towards Piñeres de Pría

Magic Moments ~ May 26, 2018

• Friday, May 25, 2018, Day #15

• La Franca

• Distance 14 miles; total 215.5 miles

• 1,414’ ascent and 1,374’ descent

• 95% hard surface

• Time: 6 1/2 hours

• Weather: 55-65 overcast, misty rain

Magic moments. New and old faces appear every day as if drawn from a magician’s hat.

Elsewhere, Christine and his friend have completed their Camino arriving in Santiago.

1st towards La Franca

2nd towards La Franca

3rd towards La Franca

Identification ~ May 24, 2018

• Thursday, May 24, 2018, Day #14

• San Vicente de la Barquera

• Distance 15.5 miles; total 201.5 miles (including 5-minute car ride to apartment)

• 1,539’ ascent and 1,629’ descent

• 100% hard surface

• Time: 8 hours

• Weather: 55-65 overcast

By the water, near the water, and on the water.

All sea worshippers…cows, pilgrims, and surfers. With whom do you identify?

1st towards San Vicente

2nd towards San Vicente

3rd towards San Vicente

• Thursday, May 24, 2018, Day #14

• San Vicente de la Barquera

• Distance 15.5 miles; total 201.5 miles (including 5-minute car ride to apartment)

• 1,539’ ascent and 1,629’ descent

• 100% hard surface

• Time: 8 hours

• Weather: 55-65 overcast

By the water, near the water, and on the water.

Sea worshippers…cows, pilgrims, and surfers. With whom do you identify?

1st towards San Vicente

2nd towards San Vicente

3rd towards San Vicente