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

Christian…Amazing ~ June 23, 2016

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Day 54
  • Tourlaville, Normandy
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast and rain

Amazing…the joy of being with Christian’s family. Dining on local oysters and Christian’s Strawberry Tarte with local berries. Sitting by an evening fire with my shoes drying.

  1. Tourlaville
  2. Tourlaville
  3. Tourlaville

Camino Friends ~ June 23, 2016

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Day 54
  • Cherbourg
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast and rain

A big part of walking the Camino is the people you meet along The Way. Christian and his brother were a special part of my first Camino in 2014.

Christian and his family kindly hosted Christine and me while we were in Normandy.  How wonderful it was to be in his home and meet his family.

  1. Cherbourg – Christian, linda, Elizabeth
  2. Cherbourg – Elizabeth, Christine, Christian
  3. Cherbourg – Christian who loves to cook for the family

French Fashion ~ June 20, 2016

  • Monday, June 20, 2016
  • Day 51
  • Orsay (14 miles from Paris)
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast
  • After the life of a pilgrim, this pilgrim wanted some French fashion.

My first purchase was a French rain cape. Unlike the American poncho, it has sleeves and closed sides seams.

Next purchase was a couple pairs of trousers and a blouse to augment my pilgrim outfit. Master quilter, Christine, kindly hemmed my trousers.

  1. Orsay
  2. Orsay
  3. Orsay

Reunited ~ June 19, 2016

  • Sunday, June 19, 2016
  • Day 50
  • Orsay (14 miles from Paris and 603 miles from Bilboa, Spain)
  • Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees, overcast becoming blue skies with clouds

After walking 625 miles, I made a smooth transition to traveling by airport bus, plane, and train.

Reunited with Christine, dear pilgrim friend I made the first night of my 2014 Camino.

French pastries served by Christine’s future daughter-in-law.

  1. Orsay – Map Bilboa and Orsay
  2. Orsay
  3. Orsay